Ajay Jayaram retires from international Badminton after two decades

Ajay Jayaram decided to end his Badminton career after two long decades of hard work and play and bids farewell to his career and supportive fans and followers.

The former Czech international and Dutch Open tournament champion bids adieu to his badminton glory as the 34-year-old penned his journey throughout his career and retirement via Twitter, “I’ve decided to retire from competitive badminton and I write this with teary eyes and a lump in my throat”, said the Indian as he formally announced his retirement from professional badminton. He held the World number 13 as his career-best position and have knocked out world number two Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in three games in 2017.


However, the Indian had to face much beyond the 44*20ft rectangular space as he had suffered from a major hamstring injury that stayed for about three years in time but close to a lifetime for him personally. As he failed to maintain the top 20 positions in India, he was left to fund his travelling and coaching and had to play most of his games following the injury through this savings.

The promising young player was taken under the wing of a British born Bangalore based coach,  Tom Johns who had helped him reach great heights despite the injuries that cost him major runs and put him in a downward trend. But reminiscing all the circumstances he had been through, he is in praise for all the exciting experiences he had witnessed throughout his career and is certainly grateful for all the support he had received.