Former Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar meets Lakshya Sen, a promising young Indian shuttler. Gavaskar visited the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA) in Bengaluru to visit Sen and other youngsters.
“He had a meeting in Bengaluru and decided to meet the young aspiring kids of the academy. Badminton and cricket are two of his favorite sports. He was here with us for about an hour,” Vimal Kumar, co-founder, director, and chief coach of the PPBA, told PTI.
Lakshya Sen’s response on the post of Sunil Gavaskar
Gavaskar posted on Instagram with a caption: “My new badminton hero Lakshya Sen, after the one and only Prakash Padukone.”
Lakshya Sen responded to it, by posting a photo with the Indian legend.
Lakshya Sen was ‘strarstucked’ by the response of Gavaskar.
“It feels good to hear such things from such big personalities. Honestly, I was too star stuck to react,” Sen told PTI.
Sen also talked about the discussions with Sunil Gavaskar. He said that he has heard so much about Gavaskat from his parents and his seniors.
“Gavaskar sir spoke about the Thomas Cup win. I have heard so much about him from my parents and all the seniors. Also when I watched the movie ’83’, I got to know what went behind that epic win,” he said.
“I can relate to it now, essentially after the Thomas Cup win because back then they were the underdogs and in Thomas Cup, it was us.”
Vimal Kumar told what did Gavaskar shared with the youngsters.
“He also gave some tips to the youngsters, asking them to analyse what went right in a day to get the best out of training.
“Gavaskar and Prakash are two self-taught heroes of Indian sport, so coming from him means a lot,” Vimal Kumar said.
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