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Jwala Gutta hits out at preferential treatment to Saina

After Prajakta Sawant, it is now the turn of Jwala Gutta to hit out at Indian badminton authorities, who she claims, give preferential treatment to Saina Nehwal.

She also went on to claim that doubles players in India are always discriminated, saying, “Doubles players have done well for India, but have always been discriminated against. Just because Saina is under national coach Gopichand, that does not make her the only face of Indian badminton.”

Jwala Gutta was the doubles gold winner at the Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010 along with Ashwini Ponnappa, but feels only Saina got her due for winning it.

“Players in every field need motivation, but unfortunately this is lacking in Indian badminton. If this continues, it’s bad for the future of the sport in our country particularly in doubles,” she went on to add.

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