Sindhu drops to world no 6, Kashyap jumps to 25th spot

Ace India shuttler PV Sindhu while progressing to the semifinals of the BWF World Championships in Basel on Friday.
Ace India shuttler PV Sindhu while progressing to the semifinals of the BWF World Championships in Basel on Friday.

NEW DELHI: World champion P V Sindhu slipped a place to the sixth spot after a poor run in the last two weeks but former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap continued his good run, breaking into the top 25 in the latest BWF ranking on Tuesday.

Olympic silver medallist Sindhu, who made early exits at the China Open and Korea Open, dropped to world no 6 spot after five months and the former world no 2 shuttler will look to make amends at the Denmark Open and French Open.

Former world no 6, Kashyap was rewarded for his creditable semifinal finish at last week’s Korea Open Super 500 event as he improved five places to reach the world no 25 spot.

Saina Nehwal remained static at world no 8 spot despite her opening round loss at Korea, where she had to battle a stomach ailment.

Among other Indians, Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth and Sameer Verma improved a place each to occupy the world no 9, 12 and 17th spots respectively. (AGENCIES)