Vastavam web: Chennai will be hosting Premier Badminton League (PBL) matches for the first time and the players are excited about playing here.The city leg kicks off with a match between Bengaluru Blasters and North Eastern Warriors at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here tomorrow.World number one Viktor Axelsen, who plays for Bengaluru Blasters, said he was excited and looked forward to playing in the city.Indian ace H S Prannoy, who has notched up 10 successive wins in PBL, by beating compatriot Kidambi Srikanth on Tuesday, said it has been a great season for him and the team.
“It has been a great season for me and my team. Hope we can keep playing well and qualify for the knockout stages,” he added.Bengaluru Blasters are second on the points table behind Awadhe Warriors while the Ahmedabad franchise is third.Prannoy heaped praise on his teammate Tzu-Ying and said he had watched by practising with her and watching her training sessions.”I don’t really perform well when I set targets. I will think about the CWG and Asian Games when they get closer.
First of all, it will be difficult to qualify as India has a lot of quality players,” Prannoy said.The 25-year-old shuttler said it was nice to see the Indian shuttlers do well in the last one year and more and added that the players shared a good rapport, which was very helpful.