Badminton Association of India and the reigning world champion P.V. Sindhu have recommended his name for the Dronacharya Award. But more than that, former SAI badminton coach P.U. Bhaskar Babu is concerned about the future of Indian badminton after Saina Nehwal and Sindhu.
The 65-year-old, who runs the Bhaskar Babu-MLRIT Academy here, is also worried about the huge gap in the standards set by the champion duo and the young talent trying to make a mark.
“I believe the biggest reason for this is the disbanding of many schemes of both SAI and by the State Sports Authority. You come up with any big names in different disciplines till 90s they were mostly products of either Sports Hostels or SAI Academies,” Bhaskar informs Sportstar.
“A beginning has to be made now by grooming the winner and runner-up in each of the age…