India’s men’s badminton team on May 15 won the Thomas Cup title for the first time ever with a stunning 3-0 win over Indonesia in the final. India snatched the cup from 14-time winners Indonesia in the final of the Thomas Cup in Bangkok, Thailand and lifted the title defeating the defending champions by 3-0. India dished out a performance for the ages with World Championships medallist Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and the world number 8 doubles duo of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy producing memorable performances.
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted on phone with the Indian Badminton team.
The Prime Minister congratulated the team and said that sports analyst will have to count this as India’s finest sporting win. He said that he was especially happy that the team did not lose any round.
The Prime Minister asked the players at what stage did they feel that that they are going to win. KidambiSrikanth informed him that after the quarter final, the team’s determination to see it to the end became very strong. He also told the Prime Minister that team spirit helped and every player gave his 100 percent. The Prime Minister said that the coaches also deserve all the appreciation.