The women’s duo of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy won’t be training together in Hyderabad. Sikki, however, feels that the duo can continue to focus to realise the long-term goal of making it big at the Olympics.
Ashwini is a World Championship bronze medallist in women’s doubles. She has preferred to train in Bengalurubad under coach U Vimal Kumar.
“Yes, Ashwini said she would be joining a few days before any major tournament so that we can train together. It is understandable given the current situation where travelling is not very welcome,” 26-year-old Sikki said in an interview with The Hindu.
“I don’t see it as an issue, though. It would have been better if we trained together, but having played together for so long, it is only a question of a few practice sessions together to get us back as a formidable force,” she added.