AP Govt announces cash reward of Rs 2 crores for shuttler Srikanth

ANI | Updated: Nov 02, 2017 09:45 IST

AP Govt announces cash reward of Rs 2 crores for shuttler Srikanth .

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Nov 02: The Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday announced cash reward of Rs 2 crores to star shuttler Kidambi Srikanth for achieving four Super Series titles, including the recent French Open .

Meanwhile, Srikanth was also offered a Group 1 officer post for grandeur performances at the world stage .

The 24-year-old ace shuttler has been receiving raining rewards after his recent French Open win .

Earlier, the Badminton Association of India had also announced a cash reward of Rs 5 Lakh for him .

Not only this, but former sports minister Vijay Goel also wrote to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and nominated the new superstar's name for the prestigious Padma Shri award .

Srikanth on Sunday won the French Open and lifted his fouth Super Series title defeating Japan's Kenta Nishimoto in the finals .

He has already clinched the Denmark Open Super Series Premier, the Indonesia Open Super Series Premier and Australian Open Super Series earlier this year .

Also, he has become the first Indian and only fourth male shuttler in history to lift four Super Series titles in a calendar year .

Srikanth, who is enjoying a rich vein of form, has overall six Super Series titles to his name, including China Open 2014 and India Open 2015 . (ANI)