In quick time, the men’s doubles combination of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy have broken into the World’s top-10 ranking.
The remarkable hard work of this young pair, coupled with the efforts put in by the overseas coaches – who came and left by turns – has largely contributed to some excitement coming India’s way from men’s doubles.
With Olympics not very far away, the duo is the only pair – with a career-high ranking of World No. 7 in November 2019 – to qualify from India.
Currently ranked 10th in the world, this pair has a 12-4 win-loss record this year. Having reached the semifinals of Thailand Open and Swiss Open, Chirag and Satwik exited in the second round of All England.
Indeed, there have been a few takeaways for them from the limited competitive badminton this year. With the Badminton World Federation…