Chirag Shetty, an Indian shuttler, expressed his delight as Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Team India on their historic Thomas Cup victory. On Sunday, the Indian team made history by becoming the first team to win the Thomas Cup since its creation in 1949. PM Modi conducted a special meeting with the team on this occasion, congratulating them on their achievement.
“I’ve never seen a Prime Minister personally congratulate a sports team on a victory.” It only happens in India, and it pushed us to new heights. We were overjoyed that he took time out of his hectic schedule to congratulate us on our win.
On Sunday, India defeated 14-time champions Indonesia in a hard-fought but emphatic victory.
“It’s a fantastic feeling. I believe that was one of the best days of my life because of the manner we played. It feels like a fairytale since defeating Indonesia in the Thomas Cup final, and by a score of 3-0, was the best possible ending “Chirag said.
Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy came back from four match points behind to win the second game 23-21.
“We got a point at 20-17, so it was 20-18, and then there was a great resurgence. Our opponents tapped the nets, which was fortunate for us. From then, our luck began to turn in our favor, and we also played some really solid and clever strokes to win the second game. The third game went much better for us. We held our calm after falling down 14-11 and took the lead, which we preserved until the conclusion “The shuttler stated.
The Indian squad, which included Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty, and others, performed admirably at this year’s event.