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Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the Indian men's badminton team defeated Indonesia 3-0 to lift their maiden Thomas Cup title in Thailand's capital Bangkok. Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and doubles players Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy registered wins as the Indian camp stunned the 14-time champions.
ByHT News Desk | Edited by Aryan Prakash
Srikanth, seeded eighth, gave a walkover to his Irish rival Nhat Nguyen. The reason for his withdrawal is not yet known.
Srikanth, seeded eighth in the BWF Super 500 tournament, won the first round match 18-21 21-10 21-16 in 49 minutes.
- India’s first Thomas Cup triumph was a result of strong bonding and a genuine desire to succeed as a team, its seniormost--unbeaten through the campaign--member says
- Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and the doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty created history as the Indian men's badminton team defeated Indonesia 3-0 to win their first-ever Thomas Cup title.
ByHT Sports Desk, New Delhi