Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth says that he is not worried about rankings and his main priority is to perform well in upcoming badminton tournaments.
“I am not thinking about the rankings. Right now, it is really important for me to win medals in the big events. It is really important for me to perform well and be consistent,” Srikanth quoted to ANI, after being feliciated by Badminton Association of India.
His coach and former badminton player Pullela Gopichand earlier said that rankings was not the priority right now for players and stressed on consistent performance in the upcoming major tournaments.
“Ranking is about luck and it’s not a priority, but I think performance in the big tournaments is what we are looking for,” Gopichand told ANI.
Srikanth underscored that he wanted to remain fit ahead of 2018 Badminton World Championships and 2018 Asian Games scheduled to be held in the next two to three months.
“Right now, there are four to five tournaments to play. I need to plan them in such a way that I can keep myself fit for the upcoming Asian Games and World Championships”, he added.
Srikanth became the world number one for the first time by dethroning Viktor Axelsen of Denmark last month. The shuttler from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh also bagged a silver in men’s singles category at Commonwealth Games.
He is currently ranked third in the latest BWF Working Rankings.