I feel honoured, says Saina

HYDERABAD: Reacting to the announcement that she will be conferred the Padma Shri Award, Saina Nehwal said she was not expecting it but was not surprised, given her performances in recent months.

“I feel honoured and certainly, this should spur me on to win more laurels,” Saina told The Hindu on Monday evening.

“I dedicate this award to my parents and my coaches who have been responsible in shaping my career.

“This should go a long way in motivating me,” said Saina, who was the only Indian ever to win a Super Series title in world badminton.

“This is not just for Saina as a player but for the sport itself.” — Principal Correspondent

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