File photo of HS Pranay© AFP
Star Indian shuttler HS Prannoy reclaimed his career-best number eight spot in the latest BWF world rankings issued on Tuesday. The 30-year-old from Kerala, who has been in good form this year, achieved a maiden ranking of eight in 2018 before dropping to 34 in 2019. However, some memorable performances during the season, including Thomas Cup wins, seven quarter-finals, two semi-finals and a runner-up finish at the Swiss Open, saw her rise like a phoenix in 2022. He did not win an individual title but was instrumental in the Indian team’s historic Thomas Cup victory in Bangkok. .
His consistency earned him a place in the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals and a nomination for the BWF Player of the Year award.
Among others, Lakshya Sen remains at world number seven, and Kidambi Srikanth has lost one place to remain in 12th position.
Out of action since her Commonwealth Games win, double Olympic medalist PV Sindhu has dropped one place to world number seven in the women’s singles, while Satviksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty remained steady at number five.
The fast-rising pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila rose three places to world No. 21, while the women’s doubles combination of Gayatri Gopichand and Trisa Jolly, who won bronze at the Birmingham CWG, rose to world No. 17.
In mixed doubles, Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Krasto also moved up two places to finish 18th.
Featured video of the day
Viral: French president’s speech in dressing room after team’s World Cup miss
Topics covered in this article