The Indian team put up its best performance in the history of the Badminton Thomas Cup tournament.
India's men's badminton team registered its name in the pages of history by winning the Badminton Thomas Cup title for the first time by defeating 14-time champions Indonesia 3-0 in a one-sided final on Sunday . Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated India's victory. He said, Indian badminton team created history. The whole nation is happy with India winning the Thomas Cup. Congratulations to our successful team and wish them all the best for future tournaments. This win will inspire many budding players.
Best performance by Indian team
The Indian team put up its best performance in the history of the Badminton Thomas Cup tournament. World Championship medalists Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikanth , besides world number eight pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, registered a memorable win for the team.
Lakshya Sen's best performance
Struggling to find momentum in the knockout stage, Lakshya performed as expected in the most crucial bout as he bounced back from a loss in the first singles match to defeat world No. 5 Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 8-21 21-17 21- Beating 16 gave India a 1-0 lead.
Excellent performance by Satwik and Chirag
The country's top men's doubles pair of Satwik and Chirag then came back from adversity to save four match points in the second game to beat the pair of Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjay Sukamuljo 18-21 23-21 21-19. Made the lead 2-0. In the second singles, Srikanth gave India a 3-0 lead as he defeated Asian Games gold medalist Jonathan Christie 21-15 23-21 in straight games in 48 minutes.
Sports Ministry announced a reward of Rs 1 crore
After creating history for Indian players in badminton, the Sports Ministry congratulated and also announced the reward. Congratulating the players on the victory, Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur announced a reward of one crore rupees.