India men’s badminton team on Sunday rewrote history and defeated 14-time winners Indonesia 3-0 to win the finals of the Thomas Cup 2022 at the Impact Arena in Thailand’s Bangkok.
With this, India became the sixth nation to be crowned Thomas Cup champions.
India had started round 1 on a choppy note after Anthony Ginting won game 1 against Lakshya Sen by 21-8. However, the 20-year-old made a stunning comeback to win games 2 and 3 by 21-17 and 21-16 respectively to give India a 1-0 lead.
Round 2, a doubles match, was played between India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty vs Indonesia’s Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo. Like the round 1, the Indonesian team dominated the game 1 to win it by 18-21.
However, Chirag and Satwik didn’t give up hopes and made a strong return by winning the game 2 and 3 by 23-21 and 21-19 respectively as India got a lead of 2-0.