Thomas Cup Finals 2022: Indian badminton team created history | India wins Thomas Cup title for the first time

Indian badminton team created history

On Sunday, the Indian Badminton team achieved a historic record when Indian shuttlers defeated the 14-time world champions Indonesian team in an emphatic win of 3-0 and won the Thomas Cup 2022.

India was coming as an underdog in the tournament, As India reached the final for the first time and showcased world-class badminton throughout the whole tournament as a result Indian shuttlers clinched their maiden Gold medal in this tournament.

Indian Shuttlers Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, and the doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty created history with their heroic performance in the finals as the Indian men’s badminton team defeated the almighty Indonesia team 3-0 to win their first-ever Thomas Cup title.

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Indian Badminton team become the 6th country to ever win the Thomas Cup. The only nation that won the Thomas cup before were Indonesia (14 times), Malaysia (5 times), and Japan and Denmark both won one each.

Thomas Cup 2022 Finals Overview

Final: India vs Indonesia

First Singles: Lakshya Sen vs Anthony Ginting

In the first match of the Thomas Cup final, Youngster Lakshya Sen gave team India a head start to the Thomas Cup as he defeated Olympic bronze medallist Anthony Ginting of Indonesia and came back from a losing set to win it all as Lakshya defeated 21-8, 17-21, 16-21 in a thrilling 65-minutes match.

First Single Result: Lakshya Sen wins 8-21, 21-17, 21-16 against Anthony Sinisuka Ginting.

First Doubles: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty vs Mohammad Ahsan/ Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo

In the second game of the Thomas Cup finals, Indian Shuttler double Satwiksairaj and Chirag Shetty went against Indonesian players Kevin Sukamujlo and Mohammad Ahsan. Just like Lakshya’s first match, the double pair did lose the first game but roaring back in the second game gave team India a 2-0 lead against Indonesia.

First Doubles Result: Indian shuttler Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty win 18-21, 23-21, 21-19 against Mohammad Ahsan/ Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo.

Second Singles: Kidambi Srikanth vs Jonatan Christie

After leading 2-0 in the finals of the Thomas Cup, all eyes were on Kidambi Srikanth who was unbeaten in the whole tournament. Kidambi Srikanth world-ranked no.11 was facing the Jonatan Christie who is ranked No.8, as Srikanth defeated Christie with a straight-set win 21-15, 23-21 to hand the historic win to India 

Second Single Result: Kidambi Srikanth wins 21-15, 23-21 against Jonatan Christie

Second Doubles: M.R. Arjun/Dhruv Kapila vs Fajar Alfian/Muhammad Rian Ardianto

Result: Didn’t play

Third Singles: H S Prannoy vs Shesar Hiren Rhustavito

Result: Didn’t play