Sindhu vulnerable on counter-attack: Vimal Kumar

NEW DELHI: PV Sindhu appears "vulnerable" on counter-attack and that is a big factor in her dropping many a title clashes, including fresh CWG final, noticed former India coach Vimal Kumar, who believes with little more maturity and bit of luck she will be able to pull off close matches.

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Sindhu, an Olympic and World Championship silver medalist, settled for a silver after dropping a detailed final to compatriot Saina Nehwal in Gold Coast.

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It was once yet some other final loss for the 22-year-old, who had faced defeat within the finals of Rio Olympics, Glasgow World Championship, Dubai Super Series Final closing yr and India Super Series and All England Championship this yr.

"Sindhu looked subdued in the final. She didn't have the same sort of aggression that she has when she plays others. What I have noticed is when rallies are long and when there is counterattack, I find Sindhu little vulnerable and Saina exploited that. She kept attacking. But you don't know what would have happened if it had gone to third game," Vimal mentioned.




"Sindhu remains to be younger and he or she has been enjoying higher against different girls. Unfortunately when she loses everybody criticises however she is simply 23, she will be able to convert these scenario to her advantage. I believe that may happen. With little more maturity, she will do smartly. Just a little of luck is also required.

"In this match also, she gave easy issues to Saina. She was once no longer assured of her shots. She was once tentative while Saina's body language was once completely different, she was once taking a look ahead to the general. Had Sindhu misplaced within the semis, I do not know if Saina would were as competitive as a result of she was once suffering against different girls."

Vimal, who had skilled Saina for around 3 years after she shifted base to Bangalore in 2014, credited Saina's mental fortitude however mentioned he wasn't too inspired together with her performance against different fighters within the event.

"You have to offer credit to Saina's mental unravel however she was once no longer enjoying that great. I wasn't inspired together with her when she played against the Malaysian lady (Soniia Cheah). She also played a detailed match against (Kristy) Gilmour however against Sindhu she raised the bar and did exceptionally smartly.

"The Rio Olympics was a big disappointment for her, she had won the Australian Open and she was shaping up well. I was personally very disappointed as well but then she came back well and last world championship she won bronze after losing close match to Okuhara, she went through injury crisis again."

Vimal mentioned Saina can regain her very best shape if she remains are compatible and doesn't overtrain.

"It will give her a lot of confidence and I have always said that if she can stay injury free and take care of her body and not over train or do too many things, rest of things will fall into place and she can still perform and be at her best. I feel she still has 2-3 years," mentioned Vimal, who had represented India on the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.

The 55-year-old mentioned the combined crew gold was once the highlight of India's marketing campaign at Commonwealth Games and if the crew can proceed in the similar vein, the country can win the Thomas and Uber Cup titles subsequent month.

"I would rate beating Malaysia in the final as more creditable. That stands out for me, getting that gold. Overall we have shown progress in mixed doubles, men's doubles, women's doubles and that is creditable. Ashwini and Sikki did well, Satwik and Chirag could have got the gold and that would have been a big achievement," Vimal mentioned.

"Malaysia coach Tan Kim her is doing a excellent activity. If we can proceed this, we have a great opportunity of successful the Thomas Cup and also a excellent possibility of successful the Uber Cup as smartly. We have won a bronze earlier. So if Sikki and Ashwini can pull off their match and Sindhu and Saina can pull off their matches, we can win.

"But I believe more probability of successful in Thomas Cup as a result of our males's singles avid gamers can beat any one on the earth. We have a good mixture in Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy, they can also pull out matches. But they all must be damage free. It can be a excellent test for us," he added.

Vimal also hoped Kidambi Srikanth or H S Prannoy can earn India a gold medal in Asian Games, something the country hasn't ever achieved.

"Next will come the Asian video games. There unlike in CWG, the opposition shall be very tricky as a result of China, Korea, Malaysia, the entire best countries shall be there however they also have restricted number of entries.


"So in that aspect, I hope Srikanth and Prannoy can get us a medal, we won a bronze but never got a silver or gold. I remember in 1982, Prakash (Padukone) was expected to win a gold but they didn't allow him to play as he was a professional."


Vimal also termed the scheduling on the Commonwealth Games as "harsh".


"I thought the scheduling was once harsh. They had to play the bronze medal match after dropping the semifinals. Players had been enjoying within the morning after which instantly to play the bronze medal it was once tricky.


"It was once bodily tricky for them. Sikki and Ashwini had played a large number of matches within the crew championship. Overall we can give a large number of credit to them."
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