Badminton fans are mighty upset with London Olympic bronze medallist and India’s number one player Saina Nehwal, for her decision to split with India’s chief coach Pullela Gopi Chand. In an unfortunate development, Saina Nehwal decided to leave Gopi Chand Academy and train under former national coach U Vimal Kumar for the upcoming Asian Games to be held at Incheon, South Korea later this month.
Saina Nehwal is now likely to train in Bangalore at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, where Vimal Kumar is the Director! Many fans feel that Saina Nehwal who earlier too had split with Gopi Chand, but returned to her mentor soon after, is committing a similar mistake again.
Badminton fans strongly believe Pullela Gopi Chand worked hard to mould Saina Nehwal into an Olympic medallist; and it is unfortunate that she has taken such a drastic step to leave her mentor.
Fans hope Saina would realise her mistake and return to Gopi Chand Academy soon!