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May and June are lucky for her

Tremendous hard work, a Chinese rubber band, and numerology may well have played a big part in badminton star Saina Nehwal’s hat-trick win of badminton titles at the Indonesian Open Super Series.

india Updated: Jul 04, 2010 15:01 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah

Tremendous hard work, a Chinese rubber band, and numerology may well have played a big part in badminton star Saina Nehwal’s hat-trick win of badminton titles at the Indonesian Open Super Series.

After her spectacular win on Sunday, her father Harvir Singh said, “She used to wear a rudraksh that her mom had gifted her but since it broke, Saina’s been sporting a Chinese rubber band that seems to be lucky. The month of May and June are also extremely lucky for her. She started her career in May 1999 and all the major titles that she has won have all been in these two months.”

The 20-year-old champion got Bollywood abuzz on Twitter. Actor Abhishek Bachchan tweeted, “Way to go girl.”

Actor Shilpa Shetty wrote, “Good to see girls from our country come up in the world of sports.” While Karan Johar, Rahul Bose and Riteish Deshmukh were all praises for her, actor Anupam Kher added a word of caution: “Hope the ad world doesn’t take over her life and game.”