Sourabh Verma is ranked 50th

New Delhi: Rising Indian shuttler Sourabh Varma on Thursday cracked into the top 50 in the latest world badminton rankings following his superb performance at the Syed Modi Grand Prix tournament last week.


Sourabh, who finished runner-up at the season-ending tournament, jumped 22 ranking places to be placed at the 50th position in the ranking released on Thursday.


The 20-year-old from Madhya Pradesh had a dream run in the prestigious tournament as he beat higher-ranked players such as Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia, Yun Hu of Hong Kong and Suppanyu Avihingsanon of Thailand en route to the final where he lost to former Olympic and World champion Taufik Hidayat in Lucknow.

The Hindu

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