NAGPUR: Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand must be a happy man on Sunday. For long, he was craving for a second string players to rise to the occasion to challenge the seniors.
The results on the sixth and final day of the All India Senior Ranking Badminton tournament at the Kandla Port Trust Stadium in Gandhidham, Gujarat, would certainly bring a smile on Gopichand's face.
Out of five, three finals produced new winners which is definitely a heartening thing for the Indian badminton.
Teenagers Kaushal Dharmamer and Gadde Ruthvika Shivani finally justified their immense talent to clinch men's and women's singles titles, respectively.
Similarly, tall and lanky Andhra Pradesh girl 12th seeded Gadde Ruthvika Shivani pipped her Gopichand Academy practice partner and top seed Rituparna Das in the women's singles by 21-16, 21-19, played between two teenagers.