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Guv lauds Kidambi Srikanth on claiming world No1 ranking

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

of and ESL Narasimhan today congratulated Srikanth who became the first Indian male shuttler to achieve the world number one ranking in the modern ranking system.

Srikanth made both the Telugu states and the country proud by achieving the world number one rank, the said and wished him many more successes in the future, according to a Raj Bhavan press release here.

Srikanth became the first Indian male shuttler to achieve the world number one ranking in the World Federation (BWF) chart released today.

Legendary Prakash Padukone was regarded as the world number one during his heydays before the modern day computerised ranking system was introduced.

Srikanth thus became only the second Indian after Saina Nehwal, who had occupied the women's top spot in 2015, to achieve the feat.

This follows his consistent run last year when he won four titles. He was conferred the Padma Shri award this year.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 18:00 IST
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