The Indian team proved itself as a champion in the world of badminton on Sunday. He went on to win matches one after the other and reached the finals for the first time. In the final, the defending and 14-time champion team managed to beat Indonesia and became champion for the first time in 73 years. The Indian team that arrived to participate in the Thomas Cup included stars like Kidambi Srikanth and H Prannoy along with youngsters like Lakshya Sen. This event proved to be a lifeline for India as well as Prannoy’s career.
Prannoy Veteran player of the Indian team who has achieved many big victories in his career. Although he never proved to be a big star. Before this tournament, questions were also raised about his selection in the team, but on the basis of his game, he proved that there is no dearth of talent in him.
Questions raised on Prannoy
Trials were held before the selection of the team for the Thomas Cup. Although Prannoy did not participate in those trials, BAI gave him a chance. A lot of questions were raised about this decision. Critics said that Prannoy’s selection was not the right decision. Prannoy did not make any statement on the incident. In the singles category, Lakshya Sen, Prannoy, Srikanth and Piyush Rajawat were given a chance.
Responding to critics from the game
Prannoy appeared in all the matches except the final match and did not lose a match. He won all three matches in the league round. After this, in the quarter-finals, India faced Malaysia in the quarter-finals. Before the last match, India and Malaysia were tied at 2-2. Prannoy then came on the field and defeated Leong Jun Hao 21-13, 21-8 to secure victory. After this, the same situation again came in front of India in the semi-finals and HS Prannoy had to play the decisive match.