Medilytix Bureau:

India has scripted history by winning their first Thomas Cup. India defeated Indonesia, 14 time badminton champions.

The Indian men’s badminton team clinched its maiden Thomas Cup title after beating Indonesia 3-0 in the final, here on Sunday, Victories from Lakshya Sen, the doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty and former World No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth helped India win the coveted trophy, the most prestigious title in men’s team badminton. Indian men had previously reached the Thomas Cup semis in 1952, 1955, and 1979 while Indonesia are the most successful nation in the history of the tournament, with 14 titles to their name.

From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra, the historic feat drew the attention of the country’s political class, sporting fraternity, entertainment industry, and the corporate sector, among others.

“The Indian badminton team has scripted history! The entire nation is elated by India winning the Thomas Cup! Congratulations to our accomplished team and best wishes to them for their future endeavours. This win will motivate so many upcoming sportspersons — PM Modi. It was mentioned in Prime Minister’s Twitter handle.

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