Indian Badminton League: Saina Nehwal delighted to play with Taufik Hidayat

Saina and Taufik will turn out for the Hyderabad Hotshots at the upcoming Indian Badminton League.

updated: July 29, 2013 19:13 IST
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New Delhi: Olympic bronze medalist Saina Nehwal is delighted to be part of the same team as former Olympic and world champion Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia at the upcoming Indian Badminton League (IBL).

"Taufik is a role model and a driving force in the game. I am really happy to be part of Hyderabad Hotshots and I was thrilled once he was also included," said Saina, who is currently preparing for the Aug 5-11 World Championships in Guangzhou.

The 23-year-old, who was bagged for $120,000 in the IBL players auction, said she was looking forward to train with the legendary Indonesian.

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