The 2015 BWF World Superseries finals is scheduled for 9-13 December and all set for a Grand Finale !!
For the ones, who are not aware much about World Super Series, The MetLife BWF World Superseries is a circuit of 12 tournaments attracting the top 32 world ranked players in singles (men’s and women’s) and doubles (men’s, women’s and mixed). The 12 legs of the series (eight in Asia, three in Europe and one in Oceania) lead to a finals – the best of the best. The top eight in each discipline qualify to compete in the season finale – the Dubai World Superseries Finals at Hamdan Sports Complex, Dubai, UAE.
Saina Nehwal, our #SuperIndian is recovering from the injury and we are hopeful that she will be back at her best, to compete with the World’s Best. In 2011, Saina created history by becoming the 1st Indian singles player to reach the final of BWF Super Series Masters Finals in Liuzhou, China, where she lost a closely contested game against the then No. 1 Wang Yihan from China.
Currently ranked No 2, we are sure that our Champion will give her best in Dubai. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. But to stand by our Super Indian, Star Sports have come up with an awesome initiative to bring together all her biggest fans and what more, cheer for Saina live in Dubai to make sure she feels at home and has all the fan support, just beside.
Star Sports Saina Squad, is a unique opportunity for Saina fans, like me to cheer for her when she takes the court. The various stages included #SainaFacts (collecting various Saina fact cards), #QuizMasterSaina (Answering interesting questions asked by Saina through video messages), #SainaFanHunt ( unique timeline treasure hunt thru Saina’s social media profiles), #UnPuzzleSaina (Solving Jigsaw puzzles) and #Cheer4Saina (Creating innovative chants). But only the biggest fans make it to final 20, who travel to Dubai. I have been giving my best in actively participating in all the rounds, i’ve made it to the shortlist in Round 1. I did collect all the Fact Cards, answered a few Quiz questions fastest, completed the treasure hunt faster, after all for Fans who knew Saina well, they were a cakewalk.
In a cricket crazy nation with a population of 1.2+ Billion People, Individual sports don’t get the recognition it needs. That’s the way it was due to the love for Cricket, but slowly Individual Sports have caught the attention of Indian Sports Fans. Myself, being a avid cricket fan, I travel across various venues in South India to cheer for our Cricket Team.
But being a Badminton Player myself from School, the sport has been close to my heart. I had been playing Badminton since a kid as it helps us feel good, motivated, enthusiastic, strong and fit. I have been following Saina, since she has been making news in 2004 by winning Junior National titles. Of course, since 2006 she started creating history by winning accolades at International Level, adding more and more laurels every year. Not just that, she has set an example and has also taken badminton in India to great heights. My quicker replies in various Round in Phase 1, is a proof that I follow Saina not just on the court, but also off across her social media profiles.
It would be my privilege and priceless opportunity for fans like me, to watch our Champ Play in such a prestigious tournament, and cheer for her. She has given us wonderful memories, holding our Flag High, and it will be a dream to be cheering for her in a different country, ensuring she feels at home and for her to give us yet another outstanding performance. While we have been supporting her all these days, away from the court, being there while she takes to the court, will be a dream come true.
For a Sports Fanatic, this would be an awesome opportunity as well to see her live, cheer for her, and wave our flags in support. Not just that being an active social media user with a good Klout Score, I would love to keep the social media buzz alive with the build up and during the BWF super series finals, across my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook Timeline, and will also blog about it. Am sure it can also help Badminton reach more sports fans across and increase the following of the sport. Also visiting various cricket matches with fan groups has helped me a lot to build a fan squad for sporting teams and am sure being a part of Saina Squad, will also help the fellow fans/squad to have fun cheering our best for Saina. Cheering for our favorites, come from heart and am proud that am one of those fans.
Saina, you can be assured, you are never alone. We fans, are always with you, either on the crowd or watching it on TV, cheering for you, praying for you, to ensure you perform at your best and give what it takes to beat the opponents and become, the Best.
Go Saina, Make us Proud, as always. Go give your best and we are with you.