Edi Subaktiar/Melati Daeva Oktaviani have a great year so far, culminating in the World Junior Championships title, after beating Alfian Eko Prasetya/Shella Devi Aulia 21-17, 21-13. I hope they can be retained in the senior tourneys (already WR113) after being recruited to Pelatnas. Meanwhile, Alfian Eko Prasetya will continue his promising partnership with Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja (WR63 already) to reach at least top 30 by next year.
Big congratulations to PB Djarum as well for unearthing yet another World Junior Champions! Now, the target is for them to also become World Champions in the near future!
I personally rate Melati to be better than Shella in both XD and GD.
in seleknas last year, where melati and shella recruited in pelatnas (but djarum keep melati), bambang supriyanto said that only anissa saufika is on par or maybe better than shella devi in term of skill and talent....
but many result show that melati is better than shella. even ririn/melati had better result than shella/anggia in national circuit