Autobiography of Pullela Gopichand.
Author: Priya kumar
Shuttler’s Flick is an autobiography of Pullela Gopichand (also referred to as Gopi/ Gopi sir) a former badminton player who was not only the second Indian to win the All England Championship in 2001 after 21 yrs, but is also honoured with Arjuna Award, Dronacharya Award, Padma Shree, Padma Bhushan for his outstanding achievement in sports and games. He has represented India in Asian Championships and Commonwealth Games where he won innumerable medals.
This book is about his journey from an interschool champion to one of the most respected Badminton coaches our country has ever had. It tells us about his struggles, his parents sacrifices, his thorough dedication and discipline that he has still maintained to be at the top of his game. Gopi had a serious ankle injury during a crucial match which could have ended his career. But his relentless attitude, immense support by his peers and belief in his talent helped him in his comeback which he still talks about with gratitude.
He also talks about his failures and the lessons he learnt and how he used these to strategize to up his game. After his tremendous career in the game he started a Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy and is also a National Coach for the Indian Badminton Team.
Read this book if you are a sports enthusiast. The author has taken the readers through his intimate life and expressed his innermost fears and extreme hardwork that built the champion that stood on the pedestal.