New Delhi: A day before auction, the upcoming Premier Badminton League Season 5 received 'second major blow' after big gun Kidambi Srikanth pulled out of the competition. Earlier, Indian shuttle queen Saina Nehwal had withdrawn from the league on Sunday, citing “health reasons”. Both Saina and Srikanth pulled out of the tournament at the last minute.
Just like Saina, Bengaluru Raptors ace player Srikanth took to social media platform twitter to announce his decision and reveal that he won't be a part of this year’s PBL as he needs focus more on international events.
"It's a tough road ahead. Need to go full throttle and fulfil the expectations that lie on me. Hence, I won't be playing PBL this year to focus more on international events. Wish @blr_raptors (Bengaluru Raptors) all the very best and hope for a smashing season this year as well," tweeted the former world no.1.