Bhubaneswar, May 16: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the Indian men’s badminton team for winning the Thomas Cup by beating Indonesia 3-0 in Bangkok.
“Congratulate Indian men’s badminton team on creating history by winning the prestigious Thomas Cup by beating Indonesia 3-0. May the team continue to make the nation proud,” tweeted CM.
India defeated Indonesia with a score of 3-0 in the finals. India was off to a perfect start as Lakshya Sen defeated Anthony Ginting by 8-21, 21-17, 21-16 in a thrilling tie. India’s doubles pair Satwik and Chirag defeated Ahsan-Sukamuljo by 18-21, 23-21, 21-19, the most sensational victory of their career, to give India a 2-0 lead. In the third game, Kidambi Srikanth defeated Jonatan Christie 21-15, 23-21 to make it 3-0. They have done it without losing a match in the final.
Earlier on Friday, India stormed into the final for the first time ever in its 73-year-long history after a stunning win over Denmark in the semi-final.