Thomas Cup Road To Final: Team India’s journey is like a fairy tale

Sunday is a very special and historic day for India. Fans across the country will be watching and hoping that the Indian team will be in the Thomas Cup. (Thomas Cup) Be the champion of This is the first time in the 73-year history of the tournament that India will reach the finals for the first time. India (Indian Badminton Team) K10 players will take this responsibility on their shoulders and will descend on the court and will be desperate to wave the tricolor. Before the tournament, hardly anyone was expecting that India would create this history in the only tournament of team event. Women’s Team Uber Cup (Uber Cup) K was out of the quarter-finals itself but the men’s team kept hope.

India played three matches in the group round before reaching the final. Here he won two matches with a clean sweep. Although he was defeated by Chinese Taipei. It was his only defeat in the tournament. They defeated Malaysia 3-2 in the quarter-finals. At the same time, he faced Denmark in the semi-finals where he made another thrilling victory and made history. In this entire journey, India has given opportunity to all the players involved in the team, who landed in different matches.

beat Denmark in a thrilling semi-final

HS Prannoy displayed scintillating spirit in the deciding fifth match as the Indian men’s badminton team made history by thrashing Denmark 3-2 in a thrilling semi-final here to reach the final. World Championship bronze medalist Lakshya Sen, however, could not replicate his performance as he lost 13-21 13-21 to Viktor Axelsen as Denmark took a 1-0 lead. Rankireddy and Shetty won the first doubles match. The Indian pair defeated Kim Astrup and Mathias Christiansen 21-18 21-23 22-20 in the second match to level India at 1-1. Then world number 11 Srikanth defeated world number three Anders Antonsen 21-18 12-21 21-15 to take a 2-1 lead. India’s second doubles pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala lost 14-21 13-21 to Anders Skarup Rasmussen and Friedrich Sogard. Due to this both the teams were tied at 2-2. After this, HS Prannoy, who came on the court, was seen in pain, but despite this trouble, he registered India’s name in the pages of history by winning 13-21 21-9 21-12.

beat Malaysia in the quarter finals

India beat Malaysia 3-2 in a thrilling quarter-final. World Championship bronze winner Lakshya Sen had to face defeat. In a match that lasted 46 minutes, Lakshya lost 21-239-21 to world champion Li Jie Jia. In the second match, the pair of Chirag and Satwiksairaj gave a brilliant performance to world number 13 Goh Se Fei and Noor Izuddin. Beating 21-19 21-15 leveled this 5-match event at 1-1. Srikanth then took India’s lead 2-1 by defeating World No-46 Ng Tje Yong 21-11 21-17 with his strong game. World ranking 45th-ranked pair of Krishna Prasad Garaga and Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala then lost to Aaron Chia and Teo Yee. World ranking 23rd-ranked Prannoy was initially trailing 1-6 but made a stunning comeback against 22-year-old Hun Hao Leong to seal India’s medal with a 21-13 21-8 victory.

Clean sweep against Germany and Canada in group round

The Indian men’s badminton team started their campaign with a bang in the Thomas Cup by thrashing Germany 5-0. The doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, however, struggled for three games to register a 21-15, 10-21, 21-13 win against Jones, Ralphie Yansen and Marvin Seidel in an hour-long match. World No. 11 Kidambi Srikanth recovered from a slow start with an 18-21, 21-9, 21-11 win over Kai Shaffer to give India an unassailable 3-0 lead in Group C. MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila defeated Bjorn Geis and Jan Colin Woelker 25-23, 21-15 in the second men’s doubles match, while world number 23 HS Prannoy defeated Mathias Kicklitz 21-9, 21-9 in the second men’s doubles match. India wiped out Germany 5-0.

After this, in the next match, he defeated Germany 5-0. World Championships bronze medalist Lakshya Sen laid a solid foundation for the Indians with a comfortable 21-16, 21-13 victory over world number 64 Max Weijkirchen. The doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, however, struggled for three games to register a 21-15, 10-21, 21-13 win against Jones, Ralphie Yansen and Marvin Seidel in an hour-long match. World No. 11 Kidambi Srikanth recovered from a slow start with an 18-21, 21-9, 21-11 win over Kai Shaffer to give India an unassailable 3-0 lead in Group C. MR Arjun and Dhruv Kapila defeated Bjorn Geis and Jan Colin Woelker 25-23, 21-15 in the second men’s doubles match, while world number 23 HS Prannoy defeated Mathias Kicklitz 21-9, 21-9 in the second men’s doubles match. India wiped out Germany 5-0.

Lost only match against Chinese Taipei

In the journey till the final, India got the only defeat from Chinese Taipei. Despite giving a tough fight to World Championship bronze medalist Lakshya, he went down 19-21 21-13 17-21 to world number four Chou Tien Chen in a match that lasted an hour and 20 minutes. World No. 8 pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost 11-21 19-21 to world No. 3 pair of Lee Yang and Wang Chi Lin as India went 0-2 down. World Championships silver medalist Srikanth kept India’s hopes alive by defeating Xu Wei Wang 21-19 21-16 in 53 minutes. Arjun and Dhruv, despite saving four match points, suffered a 17-21 21-19 19-21 loss in the second doubles match against Lu Ching Yao and Chang Po Han to give Korea a decisive 1-3 lead. In the final match, Prannoy lost to world No. 23 18-21 21-17 18-21 against world No. 119 Liu Chia Hang as India lost the match 1-4.