The star Indian men's doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty secured the number one spot in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Rankings on Tuesday, becoming the first duo from the country to reach the landmark. Following their gold medal win at the men's doubles competition at the recently concluded Asian Games in Hangzhou, 'Sat-Chi', as the duo is known to fans, made a jump of two spots to achieve the top spot. After Prakash Padukone, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth, they are the fourth Indians to achieve the top ranking.
"India's top men's doubles pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty jumped up two spots to achieve their best-ever career-high rank of World No. 1 in the latest BWF World Rankings on Tuesday. They are the first Indian duo and fourth Indians after legendary Prakash Padukone, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth to achieve this feat," said a statement from Badminton Association of India (BAI) Media.