Teenage Indian badminton star, Rohan Gurbani, has been chosen to join the Indian Junior Badminton team who are set to go on a European tour.
The 17- year old will represent India in the Dutch Junior International tournament, which will be held at Haarlem Netherland from the 26th of February to the 1st of March 2020.
The team is scheduled to spend two days in the Netherlands before they make the trip to Berlin, Germany, as they will play in the German Junior open scheduled to hold 4th-8th of March 2020. Both tournaments are Junior international Grand Prix.
The wonder kid has expressed his delight at the selection for the European tour and has made promises to give his best to the team.
He said, ” this is the third time I will be selected in the National Junior team. I am thrilled as it is always a pleasure to represent my country. I want to appreciate my parents and coaches at the PPBA, including the supporting staff for this selection. I want to display my form in Europe to help my team win those tournaments.
Rohan has already touched down in the Netherlands, preparing with other team members, and they are ready to face Egor Borisov on Wednesday from Russia in the U-19 boys singles first round.
The opening round if the German open will see Rohan face Ukranian Danylo Shevchuk on the 4th of March. It will be the third time the teenager will be representing India at international levels.
Rohan has been in brilliant form in the past few months and has been undergoing intense training at Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy since 2017. He has made his mark by establishing himself as one of the most brilliant players of his age in the country.
During the 44th National Junior Badminton Championships in Rajahmundry in Pradesh, last month, Rohan finished as a runner-up and showed a lot of consistency. The lad’s texture and form will be critical as they kick off their European tour.
Written by: Olumide Akinnifesi