New Delhi, April 7: India’s top badminton player and Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu have achieved her career-best world number two ranking in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.
Notably, Sindhu jumped three places up to achieve the second rank and became only the second Indian woman after Saina Nehwal to break into the top-five of the world rankings by earning 75759 points. She superseded Japan's Akane Yamugachi to make the number two spot.
As soon as the Sindhu got the place in top five and reached on to the second ranking, cricket legend Ravi Shastri, Gutta Jawala, Vijay Prabhakaran and several others tweeted and congratulated her for prestigious achievement.
Interestingly, the 21-year-old shuttler from Hyderabad had recently bagged her maiden India Open Super Series title after defeating Carolina Marin of Spain in the summit clash had led her to reach the second top of badminton world.
Saina, who also lost in the first round of the Malaysia Open, however, lost a place to be at a ninth position in the ranking table with 64279 points. The women's singles chart is led by Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei with 87911 points. None of the male Indian shuttlers figured in the top-10 list.