One of the highest performers in India’s Thomas Cup marketing campaign, Kidambi Srikanth was elated together with his exhibiting after India’s distinctive win within the finals of the event. Describing it as one in every of his greatest achievements in his profession, the 29-year-old stated that to win a crew occasion is a really large second for Indian badminton, one which had not occurred until now.
“I will rate this one of my biggest wins and I am happy that everyone played extremely well. I don’t think this is one individual’s win, it is about all 10 players. Everyone stepped up when it mattered,” Srikanth stated in a digital press convention after India’s win.
“It is definitely one of the biggest wins, best in terms of tournaments and one of my best performances,” he additional added.
Underdogs all through the competitors, India beat Malaysia within the quarterfinals, Denmark within the semis after which blanked 14-time champions Indonesia within the closing recreation.
“Individual events are always different to team events and we hardly get to play team events and Thomas Cup finals are the biggest team events. So to win such a big event is a really big moment. It will actually take a while before you know what has actually happened,” Srikanth stated.
Reacting to the win, one in every of India’s greatest gamers ever, Pullela Gopichand instructed IndiaAt this time that this win was greater than the 1983 cricket World Cup triumph. He additional added that folks in main badminton taking part in nations would have laughed just a few years again if somebody would have instructed them that India was going to win the Thomas Cup.
Srikanth added to that sentiment that it’s seldom that badminton occasions are based mostly on groups and it was a particular feeling that India had gained the Thomas Cup.
“In any major event be it Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, Thomas and Uber Cup, world championships, none of them have prize money. But when you win, in this tournament, this is for the country. After we won, people said India won Thomas Cup, it was not Srikanth or Prannoy, so it itself was a special feeling,” he stated.
“I don’t think everyone will have the privilege to experience it, it is us 10 players and coaching staff who have experienced it now and it will motivate others to do well. So the motivating factor was that we won this for the country, ” Srikanth concluded.