Ace shuttler PV Sindhu said that her dream is to become world No 1 and so she is trying to reach the numero uno spot.
Sindhu, who had achieved a career-best ranking of world No 2 a few months ago, said: “When I started playing at the age of eight my dream was to play for India and that was the first dream. When I started playing for India that is when I thought someday I have to be (on) top of the world. I am trying to be World No 1 and it is definitely in progress. I would want to see myself there.”
Participating in an interaction with students and teachers during a promotional event organised at her alma mater—Auxilium High School, Sindhu said her mother has been her inspiration.
“She has always been there saying ‘do your best’ and ‘give your best’ in whatever you do. Be brave and stay strong and all women should do that and believe in themselves,” Sindhu said.
Asked about the challenges she faced to attain success, Sindhu said: “I don’t feel it’s a burden because I wanted to achieve my dream and I just followed that. There was a certain time where I thought what’s going on wrong because at sometimes you might not give your best. Sometimes you might just play brilliantly but when you tend to lose, you think that what’s happening or what’s going on wrong. I think learning from your mistakes and coming back much stronger is important thing that is what I feel and that’s how I learnt and came up in my life.”
Reacting to another query, Sindhu said: “You have to always be grounded, that is most important thing. Even though you a lot or are at the top you always have to be grounded. You have to respect and be disciplined, these are the values I learned in school.”
On her parents, Sindhu said: “My parents support was always there and they motivated me. My parents played a very important role and I am lucky to have parents like them because they were sports-persons. Everybody will face challenges in their lives. If you want to achieve something in your life you have to believe in yourself even though there are ups and downs. Hard work is the key for success. I have come so far and still feel it is just the beginning although I have faced so many challenges.”