new Delhi: Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikant have crashed out of the knockout league after losing their second round match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Bangkok on Thursday. Sindhu was defeated by Thai player Ratchanok Intanon 18-21 13-21. Srikanth was defeated by Wang Tzu-wei of Chinese Taipei 21-19, 9-21, 19-21.
Sindhu again failed in front of Intanon
This is the second consecutive defeat of world champion Sindhu (PV Sindhu) in two weeks in front of Intanon. Sindhu had earlier suffered a defeat against Intanon at the Thailand Open. Sindhu lost 21–19, 12–21, 17–21 against world number one Tai Tzu Ying in her first match.
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Srikanth’s poor form continues
Kidambi Srikant is constantly going through poor form. Srikanth had a 3–0 win-loss record against Wang Tzu-wei before this match. The first set of this match was won by Srikanth, but Wei made a brilliant comeback and won both sets in the end. In the first match of the tournament, Srikanth lost 15-21, 21-16, 21-18 against Anders Antonsen of Delmark.
Olympic preparations shock
India’s Olympic preparations have suffered a setback due to the poor form of Indian shuttlers. Badminton players continue to have poor form ahead of Tokyo Olympics to be held in July this year. Let me tell you that Sindhu had won the silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics last time, while Srikanth had traveled to the quarter-finals.