Thomas Cup: Indian men’s badminton team creates history, social media flooded with best wishes

May 16, 2022

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A determined Indian men’s team etched its name in the history books by lifting the Thomas Cup title for the first time with a dominant 3-0 win over 14-time champions Indonesia in the final on Sunday.

India dished out a performance for the ages with World Championships medallist Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and world number 8 doubles duo of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy producing memorable performances.

After the historical triumph, the Indian team was showered with praise and good wishes from all around the country as well as the world.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “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.”

Saina Nehwal tweeted, “Congratulations TEAM INDIA Men’s Team for winning the THOMAS CUP Title … Great win” while Harbhajan Singh said, “Created history and in style! Congratulations @srikidambi @lakshya_sen @satwiksairaj-@Shettychirag04 @PRANNOYHSPRI on bringing the Thomas Cup home. Proud of you champs”

Cricketer Dinesh Karthik said, “Wow! Just Wow. No words to describe this win. To beat the most successful team ever is an achievement in itself. Congratulations for scripting history.” Former India cricket Irfan Pathan simply wrote, “India indiaaaaaa 🇮🇳 Champions. #ThomasCup”

Indian footballer Sandesh Jhingan said, “Filled with so much pride at what India have gone and achieved by winning the Thomas Cup 2022 for the first time in our history. We need to talk about this for some time, because triumphs like this will inspire Indian sport. Congratulations, champions.”

IPL franchise Delhi Capitals tweeted, “Never ever underestimate the Indians. History made in Bangkok, as 🇮🇳 clinch their first-ever #ThomasCup title beating 14-time champions Indonesia with a clean sweep” while Mumbai Indians also posted, “Congratulations to #TeamIndia for winning their 1st ever #ThomasCup title! Beating 14-time champions Indonesia 3-0 in the final is no mean feat. Well played, boys”

Some other reactions that flooded social media are as follows.

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