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:
Historic moment for all Indians! 🏸👏🏻
What a day for Indian Badminton.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) May 15, 2022
A historic achievement and a massive moment for Indian badminton. Congratulations Team India on winning the Thomas Cup 🇮🇳🏆👏
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) May 15, 2022
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) May 15, 2022
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) May 15, 2022
Congratulations to these history-makers on being crowned the Thomas Cup champions for the first ever time. Such a proud moment for the country. 🇮🇳🥇 #Badminton #ThomasCup2022 pic.twitter.com/e9A295L6Yf
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) May 15, 2022
India indiaaaaaa 🇮🇳 Champions. #ThomasCup
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 15, 2022
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) May 15, 2022
Take a bow Indian men’s badminton team and the 2022 #ThomasCup Champions! What a commanding victory. Congratulations! This historic win will inspire generations to come.
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) May 15, 2022
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) May 15, 2022
Created history and in style! Congratulations @srikidambi @lakshya_sen @satwiksairaj – @Shettychirag04 @PRANNOYHSPRI on bringing the Thomas Cup home. Proud of you champs 👏 👏 👏 #ThomasCup2022 pic.twitter.com/RH2QUIODnx
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) May 15, 2022
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) May 15, 2022
We've had individual champions but winning as a team and a first-ever title in #ThomasCup is surreal. Kudos to each and everyone in the Indian team for making this dream come true. We are proud of you! 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/fZwQ8nBdfq
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) May 15, 2022
Wow! Just Wow. No words to describe this win.
To beat the most successful team ever is an achievement in itself.
— DK (@DineshKarthik) May 15, 2022
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) May 15, 2022
Congratulations to our badminton team for the historic #ThomasCup win. So proud to see this. Since 1949, only five teams had won this prestigious tournament, and India won by defeating the 14-time Champion Indonesia!! #ThomasAndUberCups2022
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) May 15, 2022
Congratulations to the Indian badminton team on this big and wonderful achievement!