When I am playing well, no one's tough to handle: Saina Nehwal
Updated: Jul 06, 2014 17:49 IST
If not a badminton player, you would have been... I was meritorious student, but I opted wholeheartedly for sports. Otherwise, I could have been a doctor or an engineer.
What's your fitness regime like? It's a mix of various techniques essential to keep me fit to play badminton.
One thing you can never have enough of. Racquets are a part of my sporting life.
What's on your bedside table? An alarm clock, because I like waking up early.
A song that always lifts your spirits. I am not very interested in songs, but something like Chak de! India is very motivating.
A badminton player you wish you could partner with. What for? I am an individual singles player.
The toughest opponent that you have faced. If I'm playing well, then no one is tough to handle. I have fought the odds and won on several occasions.
The craziest thing that a fan has done for you. There are several fans who come to see every single match I play, which is the most amazing thing that they do for me.
If you were to star in a movie, who would you want to act opposite you? Shah Rukh Khan, as I like his acting skills.
Your idea of a great weekend To sleep for a few extra hours, enjoy good food and exercise.
Which superhero would you like to be and why? My father is my superhero. I would like to be like him.
One food craving you wish you could indulge in. Very simple north Indian vegetarian food.
One thing nobody knows about you. That I am an open book.
Your favourite destination. I like Singapore.
Who are you closest to? My parents and my pet dog called Chopsee.
The last line of your autobiography would read… A humble badminton player from India...
BIRTHDAY: March 17 SUN SIGN: Pisces Place of birth: Hisar, Haryana Hometown: Hyderabad School/college: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Vidayashram and Saint Ann's Girls College, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad First break: Going on the junior inter-national tour and winning the Czechoslovakia Open in 2003 High point of your life: Attaining the World Number 2 BWF ranking in 2010 Low point of your life: I am a player, so wins and losses are a part of life Curently I am...Happy after winning the Australian Open. Besides playing for India, I am also the brand ambassador for Usha International
From HT Brunch, July 6
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