The ongoing BWF World Championships has been pretty good for Indian national side as they assured atleast winning two medals in the men’s event after the seasoned players like Kidambi Sri Kanth and young Lakshya Sen entered their maiden semi-finals of BWF World Championships on Friday. When these two players will compete against each other for the silver medal match one would certainly bag the title. It would have been a massive achievement for Indian badminton had H. S. Prannoy won his quarterfinal duel against Kean Yew Loh of Singapore but the Indian lost 14-21, 12-21 after putting up a tough fight.
“I was confident in rallying it out. Both of us made some mistakes. At 20-all I slipped but I managed to pull off a winner and I got a bit lucky,” said Sen.
“I haven’t played Srikanth in three years, it’s been a while, so it will be a good match. He’s playing really well, he’s beaten opponents in single digits this week.
“I’m also playing well, and we both play an attacking style. Let’s see who makes the final. India is assured of a finalist, so that’s a good thing. I will go all out,” he added.
The two will join Prakash Padukone after winning medals in BWF World Championships.
“I just told myself I had to be in the match, I didn’t want to give a big lead or make easy mistakes, I had to be focussed,” said Srikanth.
“I’m happy to reach this stage. Coming into this tournament, I was only thinking of the first round. From there it was only about the next match.”
Indian national badminton side with amalgamation of young and experience players have improved a lot and with the way current crop of players are playing it seems that future of Badminton is bright.