Just as India defeated Indonesia 3-0 to assert their maiden Thomas Cup crown, with the ultimate battle changing into extremely thrilling as all of the three matches had been onerous fought three sport affairs the place Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth received their singles tie whereas Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty went on to win their doubles tie.
With congratulatory messages and rewards pouring in from all over the place, Air India chimed in by tweeting, “#FlyAI: Congratulations to the Indian Men’s Badminton Team for successful the #ThomasCup2022 beating 14-times champion Indonesia at this time. This victory will give wings to the desires of all younger sportspersons of our nation. What a proud second.”
Thomas Cup winner Chirag Shetty was fast to take word and swiftly responded by sharing that he hopes to get a constitution airplane for travelling again to the nation. “Hope we can get a charter plane back,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, an unheralded Indian males’s staff notched up a dominating 3-0 win over 14-time champions Indonesia to raise the Thomas Cup for the primary time with Srikanth taking part in an important function as he stayed unbeaten within the match.
“Individual events are always different to team events and we hardly get to play team events and Thomas Cup finals are the biggest team events. So to win such a big event is a really big moment. It will actually take a while, before you know what has actually happened,” Srikanth stated throughout a digital press convention.
“I will rate this one of my biggest wins and I am happy that everyone played extremely well. I dont think this is one individual’s win, it is about all 10 players, Everyone stepped up when it mattered.”
Srikanth, who had claimed a silver medal on the World Championships in Spain final December, stated he cannot evaluate his wins nevertheless it was certainly one of his largest in his profession.
“I did properly at world championships in December as properly, that is one other occasion the place I did properly. I simply cannot evaluate any of my wins, I do not wish to rank any of my wins, all of them are vital.
“It is definitely one of the biggest wins, best in in terms of tournaments and one of my best performances.”
Srikanth stated successful for the nation was a giant motivating issue for the staff.
“In any major event be it Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Thomas and Uber Cup, world championships, none of them have prize money. But when you win, in this tournament, this is for the country, After we won, people said India won Thomas Cup, it was not Srikanth or Prannoy, so it itself was a special feeling,” he stated.
“I don’t think every one will have the privilege to experience it, it is us 10 players and coaching staff who have experienced it now and it will motivate others to do well. So the motivating factor was that we won this for the country.” Coming into the match after two defeats towards Jonatan Christie, Srikanth produced an outstanding present to notch up a 21-15 23-21 win over the Asian Games gold medallist.