PV Sindhu lost to Prakash Padukone's style of play by Ratchanok Intanon: former coach U Vimal Kumar

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu needs to quickly add some tricks into her kitty to stop Ratchanok from dominating her because the Thai girl will be one of the main rivals in future international events, Vimal said.

updated: August 10, 2013 16:03 IST
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Bangalore: Former National badminton coach U Vimal Kumar feels Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was done in by Prakash Padukone style of deceptive game which was displayed by Ratchanok Intanon in the semifinal of the World Championships in Guangzhou, China on Saturday. (All highlights from Saturday's results)

"Sindhu could not cope up with the deceptive strokes of Ratchanok, which totally unsettled the Indian shuttler in the semifinal match. The Thai girl reminds me of Prakash, who mesmersied attacking Chinese players with his deceptive strokes and tricky net shots in 1980s and early 1990s," Vimal told PTI here.

It was really fascinating to watch Ratchanok the way she was stroking the shuttle and making Sindhu work, Vimal said.

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