Former Commonwealth Video games bronze medallist and shuttler R.M.V. Guru Sai Dutt introduced retirement from badminton on Monday.
“It’s with teary eyes that I sort this to share with you all of the information that I’m retiring from the game I like essentially the most! I’ve performed this sport over 20 years with utmost self-discipline and to the very best of my talents every time I acquired on court docket,” the 32-year-old Guru Sai Dutt mentioned.
“ It has been an honour to symbolize the nation. I want to thank my mother and father, sister Navya Manuri and all of the nicely wishers for his or her unconditional love and assist over time,” the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Video games gold medallist mentioned.
For somebody who took to the game watching P. Gopichand win the 2001 All England championship, Guru mentioned he needs to be ceaselessly grateful to his childhood idol and mentor Gopi Anna.
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“Additionally to the Gopichand academy for teaching me in the absolute best approach all alongside,” he mentioned.
Guru additionally thanked all of the coaches, physio’s and the assist workers throughout my journey for at all times being useful.
“I can’t thank my sponsors and Bharat Petroleum Company Ltd sufficient for his or her immense assist,” he mentioned.
Guru, who by no means actually performed to his potential on the highest degree, had a particular phrase of gratitude to champion shuttler Saina Nehwal and P. Kashyap.
“Final however not the least, what began off as mates,coaching companions and rivals ultimately changed into household, I thanks (Saina and Kashyap) for at all times having my again,” he mentioned.
“Nevertheless, I’m glad to nonetheless stay with the game and start my subsequent section of the profession in teaching as part of the nationwide workforce. I stay up for this new journey with my life companion Amulya,” he mentioned.