Kidambi Srikanth to Miss Hong Kong Super Series Tournament
New Delhi: Kidambi Srikanth wants to plan his schedule keeping in mind the workload of badminton at the international level and with that on his radar, the star Indian shuttler has decided to skip the Hong Kong Super Series tournament which starts on November 21. This has come following him also deciding to not take part in the China Open.
“Srikanth is much better. The injury has almost healed. But we wanted to ensure that he is 100 per cent before he plays a tournament, not even 90 per cent, so we decided to give him another week’s time rest. We want him to be very good in the tournament he plays,” India physio C Kiran said.
The 25-year-old had pulled out of the China Open Super Series Premier after his doctor advised him a week’s rest following a muscle strain.
The World No. 2 Indian holds the numero uno status in the Destination Dubai ranking and will carry India’s title hopes after being in rampaging form this season, where he won four titles after reaching five finals.
Among others, recovering from a shoulder injury, Sameer Verma too will sit out of the Hong Kong Open, while Ajay Jayaram had earlier pulled out of the tournament as he is recuperating from a hamstring injury. (With PTI inputs)