India's ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has achieved career-best World Number 2 ranking.
The 25-year-old grabbed the spot after jumping two places in the latest BWF rankings. He was previously placed 4th behind Korea’s Son Wan Ho and China’s Lin Dan, both of whom have slipped down by 1 position.
The second-to-top rank is a result of Srikanth’s sensational run this season. He reached five finals this year, clinching four titles so far. He won back-to-back titles at Indonesia and Australia and then at Denmark and France.
His total tally of points reads 73,403 points, 4527 points away from World Champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, who heads the ranking list with 77,930 points.
Rankings of other Indian Players
• US Open Grand Prix Gold winner HS Prannoy, moved up one position to reach his career-best ranking of world no. 11.
• Another Indian shuttler, B Sai Praneeth, who won the Singapore Open, however, dropped a place to be at the 16th spot.
• Two other Indians to feature in the world top 25 men’s singles’ ranking list include Sameer Verma at the 18th position and Ajay Jayaram at the 22nd position.
• In the women's singles’ ranking list, P V Sindhu remained static at her career-best World No. 2 spot while former World No.1 player, Saina Nehwal also remained steady at the 11th spot.
• In men’s doubles’ ranking, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty gained four spots to be at the 28th place, while in women’s doubles Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy slipped two places to be at the 25th spot.
• The mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Sikki on the other hand, remained steady at the 16th place.