‘You can’t just be fooling around’: HS Prannoy on how the Indian team pulled out all the stops to win the Thomas Cup | Badminton News

NEW DELHI: India’s Thomas Cup victory is one for the ages. Singles badminton in India has made itself a force to be reckoned with in the 21st century, but a top rung team event was never really seen as one that could be won outright. The experts don’t shy away from admitting it, which is … Read more

Your victories are inspiring the generations for sports: PM Modi hails badminton champions

India oi-Prakash KL | Updated: Sunday, May 22, 2022, 11:41 [IST] New Delhi, May 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday interacted with the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup team of the badminton champions, who shared their experiences from the recent tournament while talking about different aspects of their game and life beyond badminton and … Read more

Bigger than any individual achievement, India will now be considered a badminton superpower: Prakash Padukone | Badminton News

NEW DELHI: Indian team’s historic Thomas Cup victory will make it a “badminton superpower” as it has well and truly arrived on the world stage with an achievement, which is way bigger than any individual achievement, feels legendary Prakash Padukone. India on Sunday dethroned defending champions and 14-time winners Indonesia with a commanding 3-0 win … Read more

Thomas Cup: How the vanquished reacted

India’s Thomas Cup victory sent some seismic waves through South-East Asian powerhouses and European big daddies of badminton. India can chuckle a tad and wink a bit this week, or have the proverbial last laugh. But there was a hint of a scoff and grudging respect as Malaysia, Denmark and Indonesia came to terms with … Read more

India’s giant badminton leap: From semifinal spot in 1979 to top of the world in 2022

When was India last able to boast about ‘killer instinct’ in its sportspersons while simultaneously triggering meltdowns and chokes in three massive powerhouses? India’s Thomas Cup final triumph was all about comebacks – Lakshya Sen and Satwik-Chirag’s in their matches, and Kidambi Srikanth’s from three years in the oblivion. Also, HS Prannoy’s from wondering whether … Read more

‘Entire nation is elated’: India rejoices in historic Thomas Cup badminton triumph | Badminton News

BANGKOK/NEW DELHI: India made history by winning the Thomas Cup for the first time with a ruthless 3-0 upset of reigning champions Indonesia in Bangkok on Sunday. India, competing in their debut final of the men’s team championship, sealed the title when world number 11 Kidambi Srikanth defeated higher-ranked Jonatan Christie 21-15, 23-21. A devastated … Read more

New badminton star from Gopichand’s academy: Rajawat combines speed with wisdom to get fast tracked

Priyanshu Rajawat played the men’s singles ‘final’ of badminton’s selection trials on Wednesday, trying to reverse a loss against Kiran George from last month, and more crucially, spurred by the immense looming shadow of the country’s brightest new star, Lakshya Sen. “There is a lot of pressure to win big matches on the new generation, … Read more