PM Modi hails Indian badminton team for winning Thomas Cup

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PM Modi hails Indian badminton team for winning Thomas Cup

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian badminton team on Sunday for winning their first Thomas Cup title. He noted that the Indian badminton team has a scripted history.

The entire nation is elated by India winning the Thomas Cup! Congratulations to our accomplished team and best wishes for their future endeavours. PM Modi said the win will motivate so many upcoming sportspersons.

On Sunday, a determined Indian men's team lifted the Thomas Cup title for the first time with a dominant 3 0 win over 14-time champions Indonesia, etched its name in the history books.

India dished out a memorable performance for the ages with World Championships medallist Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and the world number 8 doubles duo of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy.

After being off-colour in the knockout stages, Sen delivered when it mattered the most as he gave India a 1 0 lead with a come-from behind 8 -- 21 21 21 21 21 21 21-21 win over world number five Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in a superb show of temperament and skill.

The country's best doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty then showed nerves of steel as it saved four match points in the second game to eventually defeat Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo 18 -- 21 23 -- 21 21 - 19.

In the second singles, Srikanth produced a fine performance to outclass Asian Games gold medalist Jonatan Christie 21 -- 15 23 -- 21 in 48 minutes to seal the contest.