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Siril Verma Is the New Junior World No. 1, Chirag Sen No.3

HYDERABAD: Barely four months ago, A.S.S. Siril Verma was accused of age fudging and was doubtful in the Indian team in October. The moment his name was announced as one of the four age fraudsters, Siril ran out of the hotel in disbelief, his mother followed him to save her son from being hit by speeding vehicles on busy Delhi roads.

A couple of days later, Siril was cleared by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). But the damage had been done. His detractors ripped him apart on social media. Even his friends spoke in hushed tones.

Siril verma. (Image Courtesy: www.dnaindia.com).

Siril verma.
(Image Courtesy: www.dnaindia.com).

With his parents and coach standing by him, Siril went on to become the first Indian after Saina Nehwal (2008) to reach the finals of the World Junior Championships in November. Though he lost in the summit clash he won people’s hearts by beating several top-ranked players.

Four months after being accused of age fraud, Siril went on to become the junior world No. 1.

The 16-year-old, who is a member of the Hyderabad Hunters team in the Premier Badminton League, told TOI that he was delighted with the honour.

chirag Sen. (Image Courtesy: dehradun.amarujala.com).

chirag Sen.
(Image Courtesy: dehradun.amarujala.com).

“I am happy to become No. 1. But my aim is to become No. 1 in the senior category as well,” said Siril, who is ahead of Toma Junior Popov of France. Another Indian, Chirag Sen is ranked No. 3.

Recalling the harrowing experience in October, Siril said, “It was unfortunate but I have come out of that. I reached the finals of the Junior Worlds. I should have won the title but I missed it. I was not thinking about the ranking but I knew if I performed consistently the ranking would improve on its own.”
Ask him about his target and he says: “I want to qualify for the 2020 Olympics and win a medal there. I want to perform consistently and win as many titles as possible.”

Siril won the U-15 Asian junior championship in 2013. He also became the first Indian to win the Badminton Asia Youth Championships the same year.

Siril will make his first attempt into the senior category in the forthcoming international level later this month. “I am playing the qualifiers of Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold. Hopefully, I will qualify for the event,” he said.

PBL: Mumbai Rockets Down Hyderabad Hunters

PBL. (Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

(Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

HYDERABAD: Out of the six teams competing for a podium finish in the progressing PBL 2016, Hyderabad Hunters became the first team to exit the Premier Badminton League (PBL).

The Hyderabad Hunters lost four out of their five matches in the league.

while Awadhe Warriors and Delhi Acers with each 17 points on the table assured their place in the semifinals.

R.M.V Gurusai Dutt.(Image Courtesy: www.orissapost.com).

R.M.V Gurusai Dutt.
(Image Courtesy: www.orissapost.com).

H.S. Prannoy. (Image Courtesy: sportsrediscovered.com).

H.S. Prannoy.
(Image Courtesy: sportsrediscovered.com).







Earlier, needing a big win to qualify for the knockouts, Hyderabad started off on a strong note winning the first two matches but suffered a big loss when Parupalli Kasyap lost the trump match against H.S. Prannoy of Mumbai Rockets 11-15, 13-15. Later, R.M.V. Gurusaidutt won the trump match for Mumbai with a convincing 15-12, 15-4 victory against A.S.S. Siril Verma, for Hyderabad Hunters. The mixed doubles team of Vladimir Ivanov and Kamilla Juhl made it 4-1 for Mumbai as they defeated Markis Kido and Jwala Gutta 15-8, 15-8.

With this loss Hyderabad finished their league engagements with one victory and four losses. With a total tally of 11 points, Hyderabad are virtually out of PBL. Mumbai with 13 points have a very good chance of qualifying for the semifinals.

Hyderabad were signing on a low note even before start of the tournament as the star player of PBL, Lee Chong Wei, left for Malaysia late on Sunday as he was given permission by his federation to stay only till January 10 2016.

Mumbai Rockets bt Hyderabad Hunters 4-1(K Supanida (HH) bt Liu Zi Die (MR) 1315, 15-14, 15-14; Carsten Mogensen\Markis Kido (HH) bt T Chayut\Vladimir Ivanov 15-7, 15-14; HS Prannoy (MR) bt P Kashyap (HH) 15-11, 15-13; RMV Gurusaidutt (MR) bt ASS Siril Verma 15-12, 15-4; V Ivanov\Kamilla Juhl 15-8, 15-8).

India Upset Germany In BWF Junior World Championships 2015

BWF Junior World Championships 2015

NAGPUR: India defeated Germany 3-0 in the BWF World Junior (U-19) Mixed Team Championships at Lima, Peru on Saturday.

In the group match, India outsmarted Germany without losing a single game. With this fluent victory, Indian will be placed at the ninth spot provided they win their last outing.

India had finished 13th in the last edition.

India will now play Korea later tonight. The Koreans had beaten Singapore 3-1 in their previous match on Saturday.

India beat Germany (3-0) M.R. Arjun-Chirag Shetty bt Bjarne Geiss-Jan Colin Volker 21-18, 21-17; Sri Krishna Priya K bt Miranda Wilson 21-10, 21-11; A.S.S. Siril Verma bt Felix Hammes 21-14, 21-13.