I always looked for the poster
Rio Olympics silver medallist
SAll England champion portstar has always been a very nice magazine. I enjoyed reading it as a young badminton player.
Quite naturally, I eagerly waited for my turn to be featured in it. It was always a huge motivation for any young athlete to be featured in such a beautiful magazine which gave equal emphasis to all sports.
And, though, I don’t remember exactly the year and date the first time I was featured in The Sportstar, it was certainly a thrilling experience. My joy knew no bounds when I was on the poster. It is a privilege for any athlete to get such attention and more so from such an iconic magazine.
I am really glad that badminton is widely covered and there are excellent features on the achievers and also the special column — Gennext — on the promising players. This characteristic makes the magazine so special and different from others.
As I evolved as a player on the big stage, I think the magazine too kept pace with the changing times even while retaining the essential features like objectivity, indepth coverage and treating all disciplines on par.