Wins the Thomas Cup, Kidambi Srikant Cs gets 2 billion bonuses –

Badminton News: Badminton Association of India (BAI) has handed out a cash prize of Rs one crore or around Rs 2 billion to the Thomas India team and Rs 20 lakh or around Rs 400 million to support staff upon their arrival at home, at a city hall in New Delhi on a Saturday evening.

BAI awarded cash prizes to the team that won the prestigious ThomasCup for the first time in its 73-year history.

Team India won the Thomas Cup title for the first time in 73 years in the history of the world’s most prestigious badminton men’s championship by beating 14-time champions Indonesia 3-0 in the final in Bangkok .

BAI President Himanta Biswa Sarma congratulated the Indian team for this historic achievement. BAI General Secretary Sanjay Mishra along with other BAI officials and National Team Head Coach Pullela Gopichand also attended the occasion.

India’s run in the 2022 Thomas Cup is also quite heroic. Joined in Group C with Taiwan, Germany and Canada, the 3.287 million km² country qualified for the quarter-finals with the status of runners-up.

During the group stage, Kidambi Srikanth and his friends only lost against Taiwan, which consisted of top-notch players, such as Chou Tien Chen, Lee Yang/Wang Chi-Lin, against Lu Ching Yao/Yang Po Han.

In the quarter-finals, India faced one of the contenders for the 2022 Thomas Cup victory, Malaysia who finished as Group D winners. Unexpectedly, India repatriated Malaysia with a 3- 2.

India’s surprise didn’t end there, because in the semi-finals they were again able to teach a lesson to a strong country, Denmark, inhabited by world and Olympic champion Viktor Axelsen.

And at their peak, India claimed their first Thomas Cup victory after knocking out defending champions Indonesia with a crushing 3-0 scoreline.

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