For The 1st Time Ever, India Lifts The Thomas Cup, Men’s Badminton Team Beats 14-Time Champions

On Sunday, May 15, India etched history as it lifted its first-ever Thomas Cup in Thailand. The Indian badminton team beat the 14-time champions Indonesia by 3-0 and lifted the cup in an incredible victory.

According to India Today, India had never qualified for the finals of the Thomas Cup in 73 years. India is now the 6th nation after China, Indonesia, Japan, Denmark, and Malaysia to win the Thomas Cup title.

The entire country is proud of the men’s badminton team – Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, Lakshya Sen, Priyanshu Rajawat and HS Prannoy.

The winning moment:

According to TOI, the sports ministry has announced Rs 1 crore cash reward for the entire team.

Congratulations poured in from everywhere! Legendary Indian sportspersons including Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Sania Mirza, Neeraj Chopra, Mirabai Chanu and others congratulated the team. Have a look:

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Way to go, team India!

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