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“Only Happens In India”: Shuttler On PM’s Call After Thomas Cup Win -By ASC


India beat Indonesia 3-0 in the final to win the gold medal in the 2022 Thomas Cup© AFP

Indian badminton player Chirag Shetty expressed his delight after Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian Team for winning the historic Thomas Cup. The Indian team made history on Sunday by winning its first Thomas Cup crown since its inception in 1949. On this occasion, PM Modi had a special interaction with the team and congratulated them for reaching such a high level.

“I have never seen a Prime Minister really call a sports team after a win. It happens only in India & it motivates us to a new level. We are very happy because he took time out of his busy schedule and congratulated us on the victory,” he said. Chirag Shetty to ANI.

In the final on Sunday, India recorded a tough but convincing victory against 14 -time champions Indonesia.

“It felt really good. The way we played, I think it was one of the happiest days of my life. It felt like a fairy tale because beating Indonesia in the Thomas Cup final and that was also 3-0, it couldn’t have gotten any better. , “said Chirag.

Pairs Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy survived four match points to bounce back and snatch the win in the second match, 23-21.

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“I think at 20-17, we got points and it was 20-18, and after that it was a big rally. Our opponents hit the net and that was a lucky one for us. Fate started to change from there in our favor and even us played some very nice and clever shots that took us to the second game. The third game was more in our favor. After falling at 14-11, we kept calm and led and kept it until the end, “the player said.

The Indian team, featuring Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty doubles and others, have given a good account of themselves at this year’s tournament.

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