The world quantity 10 Indian duo performed its first event below Boe on the All-England Open final month however bowed out after dropping to Denmark’s Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen within the second spherical.
“We have been making an attempt to play a brand new fashion of recreation. We could not have performed our greatest however we performed a recreation which was much more tactical, completely different fashion of play,” Shetty mentioned throughout a digital media interplay organised by SAI within the build-up to Tokyo Olympics.
“If we actually must go for a shot on the medal we have to have a Plan B in place.”
Requested whether or not adjusting to the European fashion of play would have an effect on their Olympic preparation, Shetty mentioned: “Getting used to a brand new coach and a special sort of setup is a problem. However each of us are at a degree the place we will play every kind of video games.”
“It is simply that we’d like some sort of tactical enchancment in our recreation. We will defend, we will assault. We simply want just a few corrections right here and there.”
His associate Rankireddy additionally hailed the brand new coach and mentioned there’s been a variety of positivity because the appointment of the London Olympics silver medalist in January.
“The second group is enjoying actually good. Positively, there are a variety of modifications from the earlier coach. Now we have a European fashion of recreation now. Beforehand we had many Asian coaches. It has been a bit of tough for us to alter our fashion of play however there have been a variety of positives, working rather well.”
The duo’s subsequent problem can be the India Open from Could 11-16, an occasion that can be held behind closed doorways because of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is very tough to play with out spectators at dwelling. I used to be anticipating household individuals would come, many have been keen to return and assist us however on this state of affairs, it is higher to play in a bio-bubble. We’re wanting ahead to it and aiming for a podium end.”
Involved concerning the latest ‘false optimistic’ take a look at for COVID-19, they mentioned they’re awaiting to get vaccinated earlier than heading off to Tokyo in July.
Lately, HS Prannoy was pressured to tug out of the Thailand Open after he had returned a ‘false optimistic’ take a look at for COVID-19.
“It is disturbing with the false experiences coming in. So positively we’ll take the vaccine and go. We’re searching for authorities permission,” Rankireddy mentioned.
“With the second wave coming, we positively need to get vaccinated, at any time when we get an approval,” his associate Shetty added.