Saina Nehwal signs Rs 40-crore endorsement deal

Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal seems to have really hit the big league of endorsements after she signed a whopping 3-year deal with a sports management firm.

updated: September 19, 2012 12:49 IST
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New Delhi: India's badminton queen Saina Nehwal has signed up a 40-crore deal with Rhiti Sports Management company, making her the country's highest paid sportsperson outside cricket.

The London Olympics bronze-medallist shuttler had a three-year contract with Deccan Chargers which expired early this month.

"I am very happy to be associated with Rhiti Sports and look forward to start a working relationship with them. With Rhiti's background and credibility, they know how to balance things and that is a big plus point," said Saina, who signed a three-year contract with Rhiti Sports.

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