This year, the 30-year-old Keralan has done exceptionally well. He rose to number eight in 2018, but he fell to number 34 in 2019.
Indian shuttler HS Prannoy regained his career-best ranking of number eight in the most recent BWF world rankings, which were released on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old Keralan, who has shown remarkable growth this year, had risen to eighth place in 2018 before falling to 34 in 2019.
Despite this, in 2022, he rose to prominence like a phoenix, winning the Thomas Cup, making it to seven quarterfinals, passing through two elimination rounds, and finishing second at the Swiss Open.
He contributed significantly to the Indian team’s historic Thomas Cup victory in Bangkok, despite not winning an individual title.
Because of his consistency, he qualified for the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals and was considered for the BWF Player of the Year award.
Lakshya Sen remained ranked seven in the world, while Kidambi Srikanth fell one spot to twelfth.
After missing the Commonwealth Games, double Olympic medalist P V Sindhu fell to world number seven in women’s singles. Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy remained at number five.
The women’s duplicates gathering of Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Cheerful, which won a bronze beautification at the Birmingham CWG, climbed one spot to the seventeenth spot, while the rapidly rising group of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila climbed three spots to the 21st spot in the world.
Tanisha Crasto and Ishaan Bhatnagar moved up two spots to the eighteenth spot in mixed pairs.