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“Pickleball has pushed all other sports in the backseat for me…….”

with Bidhyut Bibhash Choudhury

DOB:              19th December 1994

State:             Maharashtra

City:               Mumbai

Club:              JMD

“Who doesn’t like an opportunity to compete at a high level. Be it any sport; Pickleball has surely helped me a lot and gives you hope that you can succeed at it.”

Bidhyut Bibhash Choudhury used to play Cricket and Football; sport has always been a keen part of his life. But he always looks out for new sports to venture in.

“Pickleball came as a surprise as I had seen people whom I know play this sport in my neighbouring building. Me and a friend of mine went there and we were allowed to give it a try and there’s no looking back since then.”

Bidhyut was selected for the Super Smashers team for the inaugural Pickleball Super League. He contributed effectively to the overall success of the team. Super Smashers eventually emerged as winner in the tournament. This victory helped Bidhyut to collect much confidence for further success.

“It has helped me to focus a lot more considering my zero-patience level. I am eagerly waiting for another super league as that seems to be the limelight event. But at the same time I want to make a name in the singles event as well.”

According to Bidhyut Choudhury, there are various key areas where he should improve for evolving as a better player.   

“Dinking needs a lot of patience. So my mind should be calmer and steadier. I need to work on my mind but I should to be robust too.”

Being an engineer, Bidhyut is tied up by his profession. But Pickleball helps him to de-stress and also to remain healthy. To him, Pickleball is his road to happiness where he has friends, fun and frolic.

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Member of Gold Medal winning team at Pickleball Super League in 2018
  • Bronze in Men’s Doubles at JNS Open, 2018
  • Gold at JMD Open, 2018

 

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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