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“Historic Moment,” Cricket Fraternity Congratulates Indian Badminton Team On Thomas Cup Win


“Historic Moment,” Cricket Fraternity Congratulates Indian Badminton Team On Thomas Cup Win

The Indian badminton fans are very excited as the Indian badminton team scripted history by winning the Thomas and Uber Cup for the first time in the last 73 years since its inception. The Indian team made all of us proud by defeating the 14 times champions Indonesia in the finals which was played yesterday at Bangkok, Thailand.

This was the first time that India reached the finals of the Thomas and Uber Cup and after winning the prestigious tournament, it has now become the sixth nation to win it. The five countries which have earlier won this tournament are China, Indonesia, Japan, Denmark and Malaysia.

Though Lakshya Sen lost the first set against Indonesia’s Anthony Ginting by 8-21, he made a big comeback and defeated his opponent in the next two sets by 21-17 and 21-16 and gave India lead of 1-0. Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy also played pretty confidently against Kevin Sanjaya and Mohammad Ahsan, the number 1 and number 2 doubles players of the world, respectively. Kidambi Srikanth also played beautifully and used all his experience to deal with Jonathan Christie whom he defeated by 21-15 and 23-21 in the second singles match which was also their final match.

Interestingly, Kidambi Srikanth and Jonathan Christie had faced each other twice earlier this year and both the times, the latter emerged victorious over the former but this time Kidambi Srikanth defeated  the world number 8 Jonathan Christie and gave a chance to his countrymen to celebrate the historic moment.

Soon the micro-blogging site Twitter was flooded with reactions and everyone including the politicians, Bollywood celebs, people from the cricket fraternity, etc. congratulated the Indian badminton team on this big achievement.

The Indian cricketers and former players were pretty excited after this historic win and this is how they reacted:

Congratulations to the Indian badminton team on this big and wonderful achievement!

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