could well end Saina’s ‘India’ journey at multi-discipline games and team events

Saina Nehwal’s decision to skip the selection trials for the CWG and the Asian Games could well be the beginning of an end to what has been an illustrious journey in international badminton for more than a decade and half.

A former world No.1, Saina has been the torch-bearer of women’s badminton in the international arena, having represented the country thrice at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (2018), New Delhi (2010) and Melbourne (2006).

While there shouldn’t be an iota of doubt that the Hisar-born shuttler can still work her magic with some stunning performances in the professional circuit but her reluctance to appear for BAI trials could well end her chances of representing the flag at multi-discipline events like CWG, Asiad, Olympics and Uber Cup.

A two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Saina did harbour hopes of defending her title at

but call it a hasty decision or a miscommunication, the dream is now looking like a distant one.

(The Economic Times)