Newly-crowned Singapore Open champion B Sai Praneeth says the historic all-Indian Super Series final against K Srikanth is a testimony that Indian badminton has progressed by leaps and bounds.
Praneeth burst onto the scene in 2010 after clinching a bronze at World Junior Championships and won many international challengers but a big win always eluded him.
The 24-year-old finally achieved his dream of winning a Super Series on Sunday in Singapore.
"I am very happy to win today. The way I played in the tournament I m very happy. It s the best feeling. I have been waiting for this for a long long time. I think top two singles is a first time for India and it s history and you can see Indian badminton is going up from this tournament," Praneeth told PTI after winning the title.