World champion PV Sindhu creates ripple with a tricky tweet

She further added: Most importantly, I choose to retire from substandard hygiene standards and our lackadaisical attitude towards the virus.’’

Hyderabad: World champion PV Sindhu, who is in London at present, created a ripple with a post that gave a scare of a retirement sending the media and fans in a frenzy. In a tweet from London, she began with: Denmark Open was the final straw I retire. Then down the statement she explained, with a tongue-in-cheek, “Today I choose to retire from my current sense of unrest. I retire from negativity, the constant fear, uncertainty. I choose to retire from a complete lack of control over the unknown.’’

She further added: Most importantly, I choose to retire from substandard hygiene standards and our lackadaisical attitude towards the virus.’’

Now in London where she is training with sports nutritionist Rebecca Randell of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI), the Olympic silver medalist talks about fighting the virus: “We must not digress, we need to be better prepared. We must defeat this virus together. The choices we make today will define our future and the future of the next generation. We cannot afford to let them down.’’

Sindhu said her initial words would have given a shock and mini-heart attack to all. “I may have given you guys a mini-heart attack, unprecedented times require unprecedented measures. I guess I needed to get you guys to sit up and take notice. That said, we are hopeful about the light shining at the end of the tunnel. Yes, the Denmark Open didn’t happen but that won’t stop me from training.

“When life comes at you, one must come back twice as hard. So will I, for the Asia Open. I refuse to give up without putting up a solid fight. I refuse to give up without conquering this fear.  And will carry on doing so till we have a safer world.’’

She started her tweet with this: `I’ve been thinking about coming clean with my feelings for a while now. I admit I have been struggling to deal with it. It just feels so wrong, you know. That’s why I’m writing today to tell you that I’m done.

”It’s understandable if you are shocked or confused but by the time you finish reading this you would have learnt about my point of view, and hopefully, will support it too.’’

According to Sindhu, this pandemic has been an eye-opener for her. “I could train hard to fight the toughest of opponents, tooth and nail, right till the final shot of the game. I have done it before. I can do it again. But how do I defeat this invisible virus that has the entire world in a fix?

“I has been months at home and we still question ourselves every time we step out. Internalising all this and reading about so many heart-breaking stories online has got me to question a lot about myself and this world we live in. Not being able to represent India in the Denmark Open was the last straw.’’

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