India’s Thomas Cup victory
is arguably the greatest achievement since Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal at
the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. India defeated defending champions Indonesia 3-0 in
an epic final at the Impact Arena in Bangkok on Sunday. Lakshya Sen, Satwiksairaj-Chirag
Shetty and Kidam Srikanth won their respective matches to stun the Indonesians.
As soon as India won their maiden Thomas Cup gold tribute poor on the internet.
Air India was among the many to congratulate the Indian men’s badminton team.

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Congratulations to the Indian Men’s Badminton Team for winning the
#ThomasCup2022 beating 14-times champion Indonesia today. This victory will
give wings to the dreams of all young sportspersons of our country. What a
proud moment,” Air India, which is owned by Tata Group, tweeted.

In reply to the tweet a
jubilant Chirag Shetty, who hails from Mumbai, tweeted that he hopes to travel back home on a charter plane. “Hope we can get a
charter plane back,” he replied.

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In the summit clash, Lakshya
Sen, Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Kidambi Srikanth were at their
best and India sealed the contest within the first three matches in the
five-match rubber.

On Sunday, Indian shuttlers
put up an astonishing performance to thump their authority over the Indonesians
from the very onset of the final. In the first tie, youngster Lakshya Sen beat
Anthony Ginting 8-21, 21-17, 21-16. In the second draw, India’s top-ranked
men’s doubles pairing of Satwik and Chirag held their nerves and got better off
World No. 1 Mohammad Ahsan- Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo 18-21, 23-21, 21-19 to make
it 2-0 against Indonesia.

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And then, in the third game, former World No. 1 and
World Championships silver medallist Kidambi Srikanth, continuing his winning
streak in Thomas Cup, defeated World No. 8 Jonatan Christie 21-15, 23-21 to
make it 3-0 to open his arms as celebrations began.