Will Haldia shuttler be the next Saina Nehwal?
She looks a frail athletic girl from Haldia, but 20-year-old Rituparna Das has already sailed over her Finnish rival Airi Mikkela in the first round of the World Badminton Championships. Currently, ranking 46 in the international arena, Das is being trained by none other than P. Gopichand at his Hyderabad Academy.
Rituparna already has many laurels to her kitty. They include the 2008 Under-13 national champion crown, 2013 doubles junior title, 2016 BWF International Challenge and 2017 Senior National Championship.