The 16-year-old Tasnim Mir badminton player from Mehsana Gujarat has displayed maturity beyond her age and her exploits on the court has made her fit to be selected in the Indian Uber Cup Finals squad – to be spearheaded by Saina Nehwal – that will be played in Aarhus, Denmark from October 9-17.
Tasnim is on No. 1 in the Badminton Association of India’s U-19 rankings, recently won a junior international tournament in Bulgaria last month. With her stellar performance in both national and international tournaments over the last few years, she has shown that she is indeed a champion material.
The No. 1 under-19 player in India and No. 3 in the world, the highly talented shuttler has proved to be the most promising player Gujarat has ever produced, winning bronze at the Junior World Badminton Championship in Netherland and also lifting the Asian Junior (U-15) title in Jakarta two years ago.
“It is a big moment for her as she is the first player from Gujarat to be selected for such a prestigious event.
It will be a great experience playing alongside Saina, as she will be able to gain a lot of experience. Jer father Irfan Mir said It will definitely give a big boost and confidence to her. She will be participating at an under-19 world challenge tournament in France also,’’ added Irfan, who himself is an accomplished coach.
The secretary of the Gujarat Badminton Association Mayur Parikh also had a word of praise for her.“She will have a great opportunity to be in the team led by Saina and will have big chance to learn from her and other senior players the finer points of badminton,’’.