Sindhu thanks her mother for inspiring her Image: AFP
PV Sindhu isn't satisfied with all that she's achieved till date. The ace shuttler wants to be World's No. 1 badminton player. Sindhu, who achieved a career-best ranking of World No. 2 few months ago, said when she started playing at the age of eight, her first dream was to represent India.
"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...Now my dream is to become World No. 1 and definitely it's in progress. I would want to see myself there," the Rio Olympics silver medallist said.
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 that '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 ourselves," Sindhu said on her mother.
Asked about the challenges she faced to attain success, Sindhu said she faced many. "But I don't feel it's a burden kind of thing because I wanted to achieve my dream and I just followed that. There was a time where I thought what's going on wrong because 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 wrong. I think learning from your mistakes and coming back much more stronger is important thing that is what I feel and that's how I learnt and came up in my life," Sindhu said.
(With inputs from PTI)