The boys’s group of Indian badminton group created historical past with their maiden Thomas Cup title.
They beat Indonesia 3-0 within the ultimate on Sunday to document the win.
This can be a huge second in Indian badminton as that is the primary win in 73 years for the nation.
HS Prannoy, regardless of the injured ankle, had helped the group into the ultimate. After which it was the flip of Lakshay Sen, the doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty and former World No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth to shine as they helped India win the coveted trophy, probably the most prestigious title in males`s group badminton.
Indian males had beforehand reached the Thomas Cup semis in 1952, 1955, and 1979 whereas Indonesia are probably the most profitable nation within the historical past of the event, with 14 titles to their identify.
On a historic day, Lakshya Sen gained the primary level for India after defeating Anthony Ginting 8-21, 21-17, 21-16.
Within the second conflict of the day, the Indonesian pairing of Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo received off to the proper begin and gained their opening sport 21-18 in opposition to India`s Rankireddy and Shetty.
Within the third match of the day, Kidambi Srikanth was up in opposition to Jonathan Christie. The Indian just about all the manner and took the opening sport 21-15. The second sport was a a lot nearer affair however Srikanth used his expertise to perfection and beat Christie 23-21 to clinch the title for India.
From Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, everybody wished the Indian group for his or her historic achievement.
Check out all key reactions:
The Indian badminton group has scripted historical past! Your complete nation is elated by India profitable the Thomas Cup! Congratulations to our completed group and greatest needs to them for his or her future endeavours. This win will encourage so many upcoming sportspersons.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) Might 15, 2022
Congratulations to the Indian males’s badminton group’s for profitable the Thomas Cup!
This extraordinary feat, with succesive victories over Malaysia, Denmark and Indonesia, requires matching honour by the nation.
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) Might 15, 2022
A historic achievement and an enormous second for Indian badminton. Congratulations Group India on profitable the Thomas Cup ____
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) Might 15, 2022
What a second for Indian sport – we’re Thomas Cup champions for the primary ever time, and we beat the most effective to make it occur.Congrats to the gamers and employees.Some issues take time, however do not let anybody inform you it could’t be carried out. _
— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) Might 15, 2022
India clinched the Thomas Cup.
A momentous day for the Indian Badminton group that will likely be etched within the annals of our sport’s historical past.
I congratulate our total group on this nice accomplishment. Each Indian is immensely proud at the moment. pic.twitter.com/RvTrZuk0uE
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) Might 15, 2022
Historic second for Indian sport! Congratulations, and take a bow Group India __ __ #ThomasCup pic.twitter.com/e42D01eCm3
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) Might 15, 2022