Saina Nehwal believes she has to be as aggro as Virat Kohli to win more

Jun 13, 2016, 22:06 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal has just clinched the Australian Open Super Series title in Sydney, but it was the first trophy she had added to her cupboard in this year.

The girl from Hyderabad defeated Sun Yu of China in the finals on Sunday to lift her first trophy of the season, but she's not satisfied.

Before heading of to Rio for the Olympics, the 26-year-old is looking to add to her arsenal to ensure she brings back a medal from Brazil. And the shuttler believes that she needs to be aggressive as India Test skipper Virat Kohli to improve her win ratio.

Saina Nehwal and Virat Kohli
Saina Nehwal and Virat Kohli

Accolades started pouring in for the Indian star with Bollywood stalwarts such as Amitabh Bachchan and sports personalities like Kohli congratulating her for her feat.

Kohli congratulated her on Twitter, "Congratulations @NSaina So happy for you. Onwards and Upwards always #ProudIndian."

Saina replied to Kohli, wrote: "I would love to get more aggression like u for winning more matches I m trying hard for that Thank u so much."

Saina had won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics and will carry India's hopes at the Rio Games, to be held in August.


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