N. Sikki Reddy, P.V. Sindhu and B. Sai Praneeth resumed training at the Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad on Friday.
After a four-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sports Authority of India allowed the badminton camp to resume for the Olympic probables post the Telangana government’s approval.
“We were very happy when we received the letter from SAI that we can resume training. There were few questions as Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa are not here and I am the only one in doubles. So I had some apprehensions about how the training would go but it went well. It was a different kind of experience,” Sikki told Sportstar.
The doubles specialist began her two-hour training from 8:30 am under the watchful eyes of her coaches — Dwi Kristiawan, Namrih Suroto and Miftah.