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India's top singles player was poorly to start with, but didn't let three losses in a row affect him with a vital opening win in the final against Indonesia
India win the Thomas Cup for the first time, upstaging odds-on favourites and holders Indonesia 3-0 in the best-of-five final tie in Bangkok on Sunday
BySandip Sikdar, New Delhi
- 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
Later in the day, the Indian women's team will open its campaign against Canada in Group D.
Saina, who has been on a comeback trial after recovering from some nagging injuries, eked out a 21-15 17-21 21-13 win over Sim Yujin of South Korea.