The year 2017 has been brilliant for Indian badminton. PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, Sai Praneeth have surpassed expectations and made India proud on the international stage by doing extremely well in the most difficult of situations. With seven major Superseries titles in 2017 between men and women shuttlers, badminton has definitely given cricket a run for its money with an ever increasing fan base. Like the Indian Premier League (IPL) for cricket, the Premier Badminton League (PBL) is playing a big role in inculcating the passion of the sport in youngsters. "May be there is a little gap but I think the junior players are really doing well, the junior girls are really doing well. May be there are not just one or two to mention but there are like five to seven girls who are doing really well," Sindhu told NDTV.