Is PV Sindhu to retire? The only Indian to every win a silver medal in badminton, PV Sindhu raised a few many blood pressure this morning. The post went viral and became a conversation starter.
The Hyderabadi shuttler posted the words ‘I Retire’ with a subheading of stating that the Denmark open was the final straw and hence she is choosing to retire. Well this is not the whole story. Her second half of the post had a rather interesting twist.
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“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’re 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.”
“This pandemic has been an eye-opener for me. 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? It 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.”
“Today, I choose to retire from this current sense of unrest. I retire from this negativity, the constant fear, the uncertainty, I choose to retire from a complete lack of control over the known.”
She further continued with how she is retiring from the incompetent hygiene standards and also strength in dealing with the virus.
“Most importantly, I choose to retire from substandard hygiene standards and our lackadaisical attitude towards the virus. We must not digress; together 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.”
The reason for this post was not to increase heart rates or to grab headlines. It was simply to catch attention and make people read about the corona virus guidelines.
“I may have given you guys a mini-heart attack; unprecedented times requires unprecedented measures. I guess I needed to get you guys to sit up and take notice. That being said, we must be hopeful about the light shining at the end of the tunnel. Yes, 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.”
With this PV Sindhu concluded that while she is not retiring from the game, she is retiring from the negativity.