India breaks all the stereotypes by winning the Thomas Cup, with Indonesia 3-0 in the final. Against all expectations, the reason why the Indian badminton fraternity chose the tea leaves well is that they carefully observed and mentored the Indian group of extremely talented individual players. This achievement is like a dream come true for everyone, India moved closer to the impossible level, with badminton's remarkable title, the Thomas Cup. A dozen players in Bangkok and their coaches there and in India believed in it all along. It's a bit of a secret they've known for a month: Indian men would win the Thomas Cup. Destiny has turned the cards meticulously imagined and achieved by India's most underrated and talented athletes - the men's badminton team.
Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, Lakshya Sen, and HS Prannoy. They knew they said a lot of things they hoped the country would trust, and they didn't mind if they didn't. Their hard work and efforts with fate had been granted to them, no matter what others commented.
Lakshya Sen nodded as he was being pummelled by a series of big names every week to bounce back from a hard and fast run to defeat Anthony Ginting 7-21 21-17 21-16 in the confident lower back of his defense which has swelled in an attack boasting in kills.
India's doubles team Satwik-Chirag won the biggest cheeky victory of the tie, beating the saintly Md Ahsan - Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo 18-21 23-21 21-19. This season with 20-18 leads Satwik Chirag came back changed mode and prevailed away from defeat on points with four flushes. It turned into a patiently fought comeback as big man Satwiksairaj showcased his big power skills to help this week's rebounding energizing bunny Chirag Shetty, who believed in it more than anyone.
Keeping their composure, the young Indians played badminton fearlessly and used their superb skills to give India a 2-0 lead. Nothing exudes elegance quite like Kidambi Srikanth playing the man of the match of his life. This time he scored against Jonatan Christie, winning 21-15, 23-21. There had been bold reflexes on the Internet. There was resistance from Jonatan Christie in the 2d. And then there was the signature shot of Kidambi Srikanth, a valuable NFT in forex or bitcoin trading: the setup smash, followed by the loading sequence as he dashed into the net to the point of the game.
A smash, a cross smash, a jump, a dipping, a historically demanded cross smash by Srikanth as he leaped through the air, and time stood still to hand India their unforgettable Thomas Cup triumph. No one should have predicted the jump and no one could stop the tears of joy and victory.
All the players created a historic moment for all the Indians and leave a benchmark for upcoming badminton players in India.