Reigning world champion P. V. Sindhu is locked indoors and training at her residence under the watchful eyes of her father, former volleyball international P. V. Ramana. Former world No. 1 in men’s singles Kidambi Srikanth is stuck in his hometown in Guntur for more than two months and had the liberty of going to an academy in Vijayawada to have a feel of badminton, with emphasis on fitness.

World championship bronze medallist B. Sai Praneeth is restless and is looking forward to resume training after such a long gap and so are some of the lead shuttlers including London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, Olympian P. Kashyap, doubles specialist N. Sikki Reddy to name a few.

And, most importantly, chief national coach P. Gopi Chand is not sure when exactly the training will resume since Hyderabad, where his two premier academies are located, has an increase in number of Covid-19…

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