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Representational image.(Getty Images)

Mixed reactions in India to Thomas, Uber Cups deferred

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 07:13 AM IST
Subhankar Dey and national selector U Vimal Kumar criticised the decision but HS Prannoy, Saina Nehwal and Chirag Shetty said BWF were right in rescheduling after a number of countries, including powerhouses Indonesia and South Korea, had pulled out due to Covid-19.
File image of Indian badminton players Satwiksairaj Rankireddy [L] and Chirag Shetty.(PTI Image)
File image of Indian badminton players Satwiksairaj Rankireddy [L] and Chirag Shetty.(PTI Image)

Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy pull out of Thomas and Uber Cup

New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 09:11 AM IST
Top doubles specialists Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy have pulled out of the Thomas and Uber Cup.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty of India during a Men’s Doubles second round match(Getty Images)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty of India during a Men’s Doubles second round match(Getty Images)

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy says Arjuna Award will fuel Olympic dream, Chirag Shetty terms it ‘silver lining’

PTI | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 12:12 AM IST
Front-runners to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, Chirag and Satwik were on Friday confirmed for the award by the sports ministry after being recommended by the selection committee, headed by Justice (Retd.) Mukundakam Sharma.
Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty of India in action.(REUTERS)
Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty of India in action.(REUTERS)

Chirag-Satwik to wait for 2 weeks before deciding on attending camp in Hyderabad

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2020 04:26 PM IST
This was after the Sports Authority of India (SAI) decided to resume the national badminton camp for the eight Olympic hopefuls following Telangana government’s approval on August 1.
PV Sindhu with her paintings.(Special Arrangement)
PV Sindhu with her paintings.(Special Arrangement)

Different strokes for India’s badminton stars

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 08:00 AM IST
Without the non-stop travel, tournaments and practice sessions during the pandemic-enforced break, PV SIndhu finally has found the time to relax, unwind and most significantly, get reacquainted with the brush.
Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)

Shuttling between restart conundrums

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 06:27 AM IST
But with a surge in Covid-19 cases and strict lockdowns being enforced again, their wait seems endless even as competitors in other countries have commenced training.
Chirag Shetty(SPecial Arrangement)
Chirag Shetty(SPecial Arrangement)

‘Glad we didn’t go for the All England Open’

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Chirag Shetty
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 04:27 PM IST
Top athletes talk to HT about their experience of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. This is Chirag Shetty, the Mumbai-based shuttler who, along with Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, forms India’s highest-ranked men’s doubles pair at world No 10.
File image of Indian shuttler HS Prannoy.(AP)
File image of Indian shuttler HS Prannoy.(AP)

All England Championships: Top shuttlers pull out, vacate Gopichand academy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 06:10 PM IST
Two positive cases were reported from Madhapur and Gachibowli on Wednesday, which have sparked fear among players. Two academies of Pullela Gopichand are situated in Gachibowli.
File photo of Saina and Sindhu.(Getty Images)
File photo of Saina and Sindhu.(Getty Images)

Badminton witnessed meteoric rise in India after Saina, Sindhu’s Olympic medals: Chirag Shetty

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Saina won the bronze medal in women’s singles in 2012 London Olympics while Sindhu went a step higher by bagging the silver four years later in Rio Games.
China has two badminton events scheduled in the next two months, including the Asia Championships in Wuhan in April.(Getty Images)
China has two badminton events scheduled in the next two months, including the Asia Championships in Wuhan in April.(Getty Images)

Tokyo 2020: Shuttlers wary of virus threat

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 09:08 AM IST
Though the epidemic has affected several sports with tournaments and leagues getting cancelled, shifted or postponed, badminton could be one of the worst affected in the time to come since the sport is dominated by Asians.
Satwiksairaj (L) with doubles partner Chirag Shetty(twiiter)
Satwiksairaj (L) with doubles partner Chirag Shetty(twiiter)

‘Winning Olympic medal not pressure, but a responsibility,’ says Satwiksairaj Rankireddy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karan Prashant Saxena
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 01:13 PM IST
The duo reached their career best World ranking of 7 at the end of the year, and are seen as heavy medal prospects for India in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.
File image of Sai Praneeth(REUTERS)
File image of Sai Praneeth(REUTERS)

Sai Praneeth bows out of Malaysia Masters

Kuala Lumpur | By PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 11:22 AM IST
Praneeth’s 11-21 15-21 loss meant another disappointment for India in the Super 500 tournament following Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty’s first-round defeat in the men’s doubles event on Tuesday.
Lakshya Sen of India competes against Li Shifeng of China.(Getty Images)
Lakshya Sen of India competes against Li Shifeng of China.(Getty Images)

Malaysia Masters: Lakshya Sen fails to qualify, Rankireddy-Shetty lose in 1st round

Kuala Lumpur | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 05:40 PM IST
Shubhankar Dey and the women’s doubles duo of Pooja Dandu and Sanjana Santosh also failed to make the main draw in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.
File image: Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty.(REUTERS)
File image: Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty.(REUTERS)

Satwik-Chirag, Para shuttler Pramod nominated for BWF awards

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 12:27 PM IST
The top performers of the year will be presented with the awards at the opening ceremony and gala dinner of the second edition of the BWF World Tour Finals to be held from December 11 to 15.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty duringthe BCA Indonesia Open Super Series Premier 2017.(Getty Images)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty duringthe BCA Indonesia Open Super Series Premier 2017.(Getty Images)

Satwik-Chirag lose in semifinals to end campaign at China Open

Fuzhou | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 04:48 PM IST
The world number 9 Indian pair lost 16-21 20-22 to the top seeds and world number one Marcus and Kevin to bow out of the BWF World Tour Super 750 tournament.
India's Satwik Rankireddy (L) and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty (R).(Getty Images)
India's Satwik Rankireddy (L) and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty (R).(Getty Images)

China Open: Satwik-Chirag march into semis

Fuzhou | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 12:37 PM IST
The Indian duo were at their absolute best as they defeated the former world champions 21-19, 21-15 in the quarter-final clash which lasted for 43 minutes at the Haixia Olympics Sports Center.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty(Bai Media)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty(Bai Media)

Satwik-Chirag re-enter top 10 in doubles

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 01:35 PM IST
The Indian duo has made a jump of two places to move to the ninth spot in the rankings issued on Tuesday. It is the second time in their career that the pair has entered the top 10.
File image of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty(AP)
File image of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty(AP)

Satwik-Chirag end second-best in French Open

Paris | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 09:43 AM IST
In what turned out to be a one-sided final, the Indian duo was outclassed 18-21, 16-21 in just 35 minutes by the top seeds from Indonesia on Sunday.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty(BAI Media)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty(BAI Media)

Satwik-Chirag duo create history by reaching finals of French Open Super 750 event

Paris | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 12:01 PM IST
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty’s effort is commendable as this is the first time an Indian men’s doubles pair has reached a World Tour 750 final.
A file photo of Saina Nehwal.(REUTERS)
A file photo of Saina Nehwal.(REUTERS)

Saina Nehwal beats Cheung Ngan, through to second round in French Open

Paris | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 11:44 PM IST
Former world No. 1 Saina and the men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty were the only Indians to record wins as the others continued their poor run.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa in action.(Twitter)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa in action.(Twitter)

Satwik-Ashwini notch up stunning opening round win at China Open

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 09:40 PM IST
Rankireddy then paired with Chirag Shetty to beat the Canadian duo of Jason Anthony Ho-Shue and Nyl Yakura 21-7 21-18 in a 30-minute match to enter the men’s doubles second round.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty of India in action.(Getty Images)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty of India in action.(Getty Images)

Back from injury, Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy eager to roll

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 09:34 PM IST
The world No 15 doubles pair is hungrier than ever to return to the tour. They will be on the prowl again this week at the $1 million China Open, where they will face Canadians Jason Anthony Ho-Shue and Nyl Yakura in the opener.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty pose with their medals and trophy after winning the Thailand Open 2019.(PTI)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty pose with their medals and trophy after winning the Thailand Open 2019.(PTI)

On return from injury, Chirag-Satwik eye consistent run to seal Olympic berth

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 03:12 PM IST
The Indian duo had broken into the top 10 last month after its historic feat of becoming the first Indian men’s doubles pair to win a BWF Super 500 title at Thailand the Open.
India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty.(PTI)
India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty.(PTI)

Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy pair pulls out of Badminton World Championship

By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 10:47 PM IST
The Indian duo became the first men’s doubles pair from the country to win a BWF Super 500 title last Sunday, helping them break into the top 10 ranking.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty pose with their medals and trophy after winning the Thailand Open 2019.(PTI)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty pose with their medals and trophy after winning the Thailand Open 2019.(PTI)

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty become world number nine after triumphing Thailand Open

Asian News International | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 09:53 PM IST
In the men’s singles, Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma retained their 10th and 13th spot respectively. While Sai Praneeth also remains unchanged at 19th position.
A file photo of Chirag Shetty & Satwiksairaj Rankireddy.(Twitter)
A file photo of Chirag Shetty & Satwiksairaj Rankireddy.(Twitter)

Chirag Shetty & Satwiksairaj Rankireddy - Two of a kind rock together

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 11:50 PM IST
The trick to make the combination tick was to change the role of one of them from finisher to playmaker. That responsibility fell on Shetty, two years senior to Rankireddy.
India's Chirag Shetty and Reddy Satwiksairaj Rankireddy at the 2019 Sudirman Cup world badminton championships.(AFP)
India's Chirag Shetty and Reddy Satwiksairaj Rankireddy at the 2019 Sudirman Cup world badminton championships.(AFP)

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty create history at Thailand Open, become first Indian pair to win BWF Super 500 final

Bangkok | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 03:32 PM IST
The unseeded Indian duo prevailed 21-19 18-21 21-18 over the third seeded Chinese pair after battling hard for an hour and two minutes.
File photo of Satwik Rankireddy (R) and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty (L) of India.(AFP/Getty Images)
File photo of Satwik Rankireddy (R) and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty (L) of India.(AFP/Getty Images)

Thailand Open 2019: Satwik Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty team enters final

Bangkok | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 06:59 PM IST
The world number 16 Indian duo prevailed 22-20 22-24 21-9 against the 19th-ranked Korean team of Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Cheol after battling hard for 63 minutes.
India's Satwik Rankireddy (L) and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty (R) play a return.(AFP/Getty Images)
India's Satwik Rankireddy (L) and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty (R) play a return.(AFP/Getty Images)

Thailand Open: Satwik Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty enter semifinals, Sai Praneeth crashes out

Bangkok | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 10:17 PM IST
After posing some challenge in the first game, Sai Praneeth, who reached the semifinals of last week’s Japan Open, surrendered 18-21 12-21 in the men’s singles quarterfinals.
File image of Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal(Getty Images)
File image of Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal(Getty Images)

Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal loses to Sayaka Takahashi in second round

Bangkok | By ANI
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 04:02 PM IST
Nehwal managed to win the first game but Takahashi made a strong comeback as she registered strong performances in the second and third games to win the match.
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