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History Created: India beat Indonesia 3-0 to lift Thomas Cup trophy

In Badminton, India created history as Indian men team beat 14 time Champions Indonesia by 3-0 to lift Thomas and Ubers Cup Trophy in Bangkok this afternoon.

World Championships medallist Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and world number 8 doubles duo of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy produced memorable performances and won the tie in first three game in their respective draws. Sen gave India a 1-0 lead with a come-from-behind 8-21, 21-17, 21-16 win over world number five Anthony Sinisuka Ginting.

The doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty then defeated Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo 18-21 23-21 21-19. In the second singles, Srikanth then produced a fine performance to outclass Asian games gold medallist Jonatan Christie 21-15 23-21 to seal the contest. It is India’s maiden medal and that too Gold in this tournament.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Indian team on thier epic win. In a tweet, Mr Modi said that the entire nation is elated by India winning the Thomas Cup. He wished the team for their future endeavours. He hoped that this win will motivate many upcoming sportspersons.

Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur also congratulated Indian team for winning the Thomas Cup. He said in a tweet, this extraordinary feat, with succesive victories over Malaysia, Denmark and Indonesia, calls for matching honour by the nation. The Sports Minister also announced a cash award of 1 crore rupees for the team to acknowledge this unparalleled feat.

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