New Delhi: For the last few years, India has made steady progress in the game of badminton. India has so far won three Olympic medals in this sport. Players like PV Sindhu, Saina Nahwal and Kidambi Srikanth are constantly making India proud. Meanwhile, India’s badminton team has once again done wonders.
India’s amazing in Thomas Cup
The Indian men’s badminton team made a stellar start to the Thomas Cup by defeating Netherlands 5-0 in Group C. Kidambi Srikanth beat Jordan Kwikkel 21-12, 21-14 on Sunday, while Satwik Sairaj and Chirag Shetty beat Netherlands’ Ruben Jill and Ty van der Lekki 21-19, 21-14 to lead 2-0 Took. B Sai Praneeth ensured the victory of the Indian team by defeating Robin Messman 21-4, 21-12.
Clean sweep of Netherlands
India’s second doubles pair of MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila, who had some decent performances in the recent Sudirman Cup, won against Andy Buijk and Brian Wasink of the Netherlands 21-12, 21-13 before Sameer 4 -0 lead. Sameer Verma completed a clean sweep with a 21-6, 21-11 win over Gijs Dews. India are in Group C with China, Netherlands and Tahiti as their opponents. The top two teams will qualify for the knockout rounds of the 16-team competition.
challenge from china
The biggest threat in India’s group is from China. China has always been the most dangerous country in the game of badminton. Chinese players win three-four medals in every Olympics only in badminton. In such a situation, Indian players will be aware of the danger of China.