After they left Indian shores for the Thomas and Uber Cup finals in Bangkok, not one of the Indian males’s staff gamers had anticipated that they might win their maiden title.
That they had anticipated to win a medal, in all probability bronze. However a gold medal was past their creativeness, and that’s the reason why the gamers went to mattress late on Sunday night time with medals nonetheless round their necks.
“We by no means thought we are going to win the Thomas Cup; we had been pondering that we had likelihood of successful a medal however that is past our desires,” stated HS Prannoy, who gained two tie-deciding third singles matches within the quarterfinals and semifinals to propel the Indian staff into the ultimate towards Indonesia.
“All of the gamers have gone loopy for the reason that win towards Indonesia within the ultimate. We had an enormous celebratory dinner, spoke to family and friends and simply loved ourselves. Most of us slept Sunday night time with medals round our necks, It’s such a stupendous medal,” stated Prannoy throughout a web based interplay with choose journalists from Bangkok.
The 29-year-old from Kerala stated although they ran onto the court docket for wild celebrations after Kidambi Srikanth defeated Jonatan Christie within the second singles to seal India’s 3-0 victory towards Indonesia, the sensation and significance of the achievement solely sunk in early on Monday morning.
“It’s solely sinking in now that what an achievement we now have had. It would undoubtedly be an inspiration for the subsequent technology of badminton gamers within the nation. They may suppose that if these guys can win the Thomas Cup, we can also,” Prannoy stated.
Prannoy stated it was a really essential week and an unbelievable expertise for him and the 9 different gamers which might be a part of the Indian males’s staff as a result of they haven’t seen this stage of bonding between the gamers.
“All of us will always remember this week in our lives. I’ve performed in staff competitions earlier additionally and have recognized all these gamers on the circuit, however this whole week was completely completely different. Everybody was supporting one another, encouraging and guiding one another. It was an ideal expertise,” stated Prannoy.
Prannoy is scheduled to take part within the Thailand Open this week in Bangkok and can return to India after Might 21. Identical to all different gamers, he desires to share this pleasure personally together with his household and associates. However earlier than that, there may be the unfinished enterprise of the Thailand Open. Anticipate some extra fireworks from the Indian gamers in Bangkok this week.