Kidambi Srikanth named ‘India’s Sportsperson of the Year’

Vastavam web: The country’s top-ranked men’s shuttler Kidambi Srikanth was adjudged Sports Illustrated ‘India’s Sportsperson of the Year’ for his stupendous performance in 2017.Other winners included the women’s cricket team, which bagged the ‘Team of the Year’ award while national football team coach Stephen Constantine clinched the title of ‘Coach of the year’.

“It is an honour for me to have received the award in a year where my fellow athletes from different sports have also excelled. This is not just an Award, but it also serves as a reminder for me to work even harder next year and bring more glory to the nation,” World No 4, Srikanth said.Young paddler Manav Thakkar and golfer Shubhankar Sharma were named ‘Young Sportsperson of the Year’ and ‘Gamechanger of the Year’ respectively.