Badminton: India beat Indonesia to win first Thomas Cup title

PM Modi hails historic victory

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Published: Sun 15 May 2022, 2:14 PM

Last updated: Sun 15 May 2022, 2:39 PM

India's men's badminton team pulled off a major upset by beating 14-times champions Indonesia 3-0 in the final on Sunday to win their maiden Thomas Cup title.

Lakshya Sen shocked Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 8-21 21-17 21-16 in the first singles to give India a winning start.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy combined with Chirag Shetty for a similar come-from-behind victory over Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo.

Kidambi Shrikanth sealed first-time finalists India's memorable triumph by beating Jonatan Christie 21-15 23-21.

Indian PM Narendra Modi took to Twitter to hail the country's historic victory today,s saying that the entire nation was elated with the win:

'The Indian badminton team has scripted history! The entire nation is elated by India winning the Thomas Cup! Congratulations to our accomplished team and best wishes to them for their future endeavours. This win will motivate so many upcoming sportspersons'

(with inputs from Reuters)

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