Although Sindhu won her women’s singles match, Kidambi Srikanth in men’s singles and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy / Chirag Shetty and Tresa Jolly / Gayatri Gopichand in men’s doubles lost their respective matches as India lost 1-3 to Malaysia.
Sindhu said that now the team competition is over, players should focus on individual events.
“Now that the team (event) is over, I think it’s paramount to focus on the individuals now. I’m hoping for the best, I’m hoping for the gold.”
Asked how she would try to uplift the team going into the individual matches, Sindhu said, “Individuals are individual, so I think everyone should focus on themselves now. It’s time to go back and The plan is to plan and get stronger. As a team, we did well but now we need to focus individually and make sure we prepare ourselves, everyone will have different matches, At different times, on different days. Therefore, it is important that players give their 100 per cent no matter what, Sindh said on Tuesday after the match against Malaysia.
Talking about Tuesday’s match, Sindhu said that she is a little sad about the gold medal.
Sindhu, who won a silver medal in women’s singles four years ago, said, “As a team I think it’s a different experience, we all come together and play as a team. It’s really cool That we got this silver medal today.” Lost to compatriot Saina Nehwal in the final.
Asked about the slight fall after losing seven consecutive points and going 12-18, she said, “I should have controlled my mistakes in the first set because I was very comfortable and I was leading but I kept on going. Gave him points. I was a little nervous but I still hoped it wouldn’t end and it’s good that I got that first set and it gave me confidence for the second set.
Sindhu said she was inspired by the senior women’s national cricket team which was present at the stands on Tuesday to cheer her up.
“I could hear him cheering there and it definitely gave me a big boost in the match. I am very happy to see him here and I wish him all the best. I heard his coach saying that it was a real meeting. I would be great. It would be a pleasure for us and also to meet him,” Sindhu said.
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