"We don't want to compare our sport with Cricket," Kidambi Srikanth

New Delhi, Oct 31: "We are still at that stage where we need to give more than 100 per cent to the game," said Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth on Tuesday morning after he returned to Hyderabad after winning the Denmark & French Open Super Series titles. He was accorded a warm welcome.   Kidambi Srikanth in Hyderabad.

"We don't want to compare our sport with Cricket, we just want to train hard and get the results. I am not thinking too much about the rankings. I want to play well in the tournaments, said the ace player. 

Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth might be inching towards the coveted World No. 1 ranking after his record-equalling Super Series win but he says he does not want to lose sleep over chasing it.

The eighth seeded Indian beat Japan's Kenta Nishimoto 21 -14 21-13 in the final to become the first Indian and fourth men's singles player in the world to win four or more Super Series titles in a calendar year.

The win ensured Srikanth, who has played five Super Series finals this season, bag his second consecutive title in two weeks after winning the Denmark Open in Odense last week.

His performance will see him jump in the rankings when the BWF released the chart on Thursday.

Asked if he was looking at the number one spot, he said: "I don't know (if I will be No. 1). Definitely, I will go up higher in the rankings but I am not sure where I will be. I have not been pursuing it." 

Before Denmark and French titles, Srikanth had won back- to-back titles at Indonesia and Australia in June.

Srikanth said World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark is still way ahead of him in terms of points.

News24Bureau with Agencies