Prannoy Haseena Sunil Kumar( born 17 July 1992), also known as H.S. Prannoy, is an Indian badminton player who presently trains at the Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad. Prannoy first hails from Thiruvananthapuram and has a career-high world ranking of number 8, which he attained in June 2018. He studied at Kendriya Vidyalaya Akkulam.
Personal life and Family
Prannoy came to elevation after winning the tableware order in Boys’ mates at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. He followed it up with another tableware, this time at the Bahrain International Challenge, in 2011, still, as he plodded for form and injuries, Prannoy endured a kindly barren spell following these achievements. In 2013, Prannoy managed to reach the final of the Tata Open International Challenge in Mumbai, ultimately losing to compatriot Sourabh Verma in the final. In 2014, Prannoy claimed two All India Senior National Ranking Crowns Manorama Indian Open All India elderly Ranking Badminton Tournament, Kerala, and theV.V. Natu Memorial All India elderly Ranking Badminton Tournament, Pune.
Career and Achievements
Prannoy had a disastrous launch to 2021 after exiting in the early rounds of the 2021 Swiss Open and 2021 All England Open. still, he came back explosively in the alternate half of the time, most especially defeating reigning Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen in the 2nd round of the 2021 Indonesia Masters in November. Prannoy was part of the India team for the 2022 Thomas Cup. In the quarter-final against Malaysia, he won the decider match against Leong Jun Hao to assure India of a semi-final spot and its first-ever order in the Thomas Cup.
He repeated this performance in the semi-final against Denmark, beating Rasmus Gemke in the deciding match to take India to the final, which India ultimately won. Prannoy also had a harmonious time on the BWF World Tour, reaching six quarterfinals and two semi-finals, as well as the quarterfinal of the 2022 BWF World Crowns. This enabled him to re-up the Top 15 in the BWF World Rankings after 4 times. He also qualified for the BWF World Tour Tests for the first time in his career.