Birmingham: India lost to Malaysia in the final of the mixed team event in the badminton competition at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. The loss has left the Indian players in deep sadness and led to many players crying after game.
Kidambi Srikanth could not get off to a good start in the men’s singles match. He lost the first game against Tae Young 19-21. However, in the second game, he staged a comeback and recorded an easy victory at 21-6.
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Srikanth fought hard in the deciding game but could not win a point for his side and gave the opponents lead of 2-1
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy said, “Srikanth anna was so distraught. But it’s not just his mistake though he’s blaming himself. Even I lost a match.”
“Gayatri and Treesa were very disappointed after their loss and Treesa cried too. I’m happy that the pain was there. This has really fired us up, especially Chirag and Srikanth Anna. This is not the end for us and maybe the tough losses will push us to bigger results. Maybe Srikanth will win World Championship gold! Everyday is a first day.”
Satwik also talked about Punam Yadav, the Indian weightlifter whose campaign ended in utter disappointment. Punam missed on all three chances in Clean & Jerk round
“Today morning I couldn’t watch the weightlifting girl. It’s so easy to play your own match in comparison. I walked out when Srikanth anna started, but I could still hear the score in big TV so I put loud music. It was so irritating. Then it was painful to watch him cry,” he added.
Later Srikanth said, “I definitely wanted to win gold. We were going in as a strong team, and needed to be consistent. I really wanted to contribute one point to India’s win. It’s been a while since I lost a team tie, but unfortunately i couldn’t win today,”
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