Famous Indian Badminton Players
India's domestic badminton circuit is teeming with a crop of talented youngsters who aspire to make it big at the international level. They draw inspiration from the feats of Indian badminton legends like Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand who struck gold at the big stage.
The unassuming Padukone took Indian badminton to a sublime level. For long, despite being technically gifted, Indian shuttlers failed to make their mark in international tournaments because of the lack of physical fitness. They perished when confronted with the fast all-court game of the Chinese and Europeans.
Padukone realized this and his decision to shift base to Denmark improved the physical aspect of his game and the result was there for all to see. Like Padukone, Pullela Gopichand was another Indian badminton player who excelled at big tournaments. Gopichand emulated his mentor Prakash by winning the coveted All England Championship.