Indian Badminton Team at Thomas Cup 2022 has scripted history with a massive win in the finale of the tournament. India defeated the 14 times champion, Indonesia, to win its first-ever Thomas Cup title.
The final between India and Indonesia was played on Sunday in which the Indian team registered an upset by crushing the mighty Indonesian. The Indian Badminton Team overcame the odds to clinch their most significant achievement in the sports of Badminton.
What’s more astonishing and spectacular is that India clean swept the Indonesian Badminton Team in three straight matches to lift the Thomas Cup trophy. The victory is considered equal to a World Cup-winning in Badminton.
Thomas Cup is played with the rule that whichever team first wins 3 matches out of the 5 in every game would advance to the next level. Three singles and two doubles are played in every game at the tournament.
To register the historic win, India won three straight matches against Indonesia, including two singles and doubles. A massive reward of ₹1 crore is announced by the sports minister Anurag Thakur for the Indian Badminton Team for their historic victory.
As #TeamIndia defeats 14-time #ThomasCup Champions Indonesia (🇮🇳3-0🇮🇩) to win its 1️⃣st ever #ThomasCup2022, @IndiaSports is proud to announce a cash award of ₹ 1 crore for the team in relaxation of rules to acknowledge this unparalleled feat!
Congratulations Team India!! https://t.co/QMVCvBDDZS
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) May 15, 2022
Here’s how the Indian Badminton Team created history in the Thomas Cup finals:
Lakshya Sen was represented in India in the first match of the game. He played singles against Anthony Ginting. Their match was a nerve-wracking encounter as it went till the 3rd set. Lakshya lost the first set badly and managed only 8 points against Ginting’s 21. However, he bounced back hard to win consecutive sets and secure a lead for India. In the 2nd set, he defeated Gintiing by 21-17 and in the 3rd set by 21-16. Lakshya’s win set the stage for an epic Indian victory.
The second game of the finale was a double in which Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty represented India against the Indonesian duo of Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo. Similar to the first match, the Indian pair was again put on the backfoot in the 1st set. They lost the 1st set but again registered consecutive victories in the 2nd and 3rd set to win the match. The stats after the game read- 18-21, 23-21, and 21-19.
Last but not least, the win that guaranteed India’s most significant victory in Badminton history was brought by Kidambi Srikanth. He defeated Jonatan Christie in straight sets to help India clinch the elusive title. He won by 21-15 and 23-21 against Christie to bring magnificent glory to India.
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