All England Open Badminton: Many big names including HS Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth, Lakshya Sen, PV Sindhu have pulled out of the All England Open Badminton Championship. There is only one Indian challenge left in the championship.
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Birmingham. HS Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth, Lakshya Sen, PV Sindhu… these are the names from whom India had high hopes in the All England Open Badminton Championship, but they disappointed a lot. Even in singles, India’s challenge is completely over. In doubles too, star pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have been eliminated. India’s last hope in the championship is now Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand, whose journey has reached the quarterfinals.
The pair of Jolly and Gayatri entered the quarterfinals of the championship by registering a wonderful victory. Jolly and Gayatri defeated the pair of Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota 21-14, 24-22 in a thrilling match. Last time this Indian pair reached the semi-finals of this championship and this time in the next round they will face the Chinese wall. The Indian pair will face the challenge of Li Wen Mei and Liu Xuan Xuan.
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Lakshya Sen out of pre quarter
At the same time, India’s biggest hope in singles was Lakshya Sen. Last time he had reached the title match, but this time against Anders Antonsen of Denmark, he was not seen in rhythm and lost 13-21, 15-21 in a match that lasted 52 minutes. HS Prannoy was defeated by Anthony and Srikanth was defeated by Japan’s Kodai. Earlier, PV Sindhu was eliminated in round 32 itself.
Rankireddy and Shetty also out
The country also had high hopes from the Indian pair of World Championship bronze medalist and Commonwealth Games gold medalist Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, but they did not appear in their rhythm at all in the pre-quarterfinals of the men’s doubles.
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Indian pair could not stop the comeback
The pair of Rankireddy and Shetty landed on the court against China’s World No. 10 Liang Wei Keng and Wang Chang. The first game was also won by 21-10, but in the next two games, India could not stop the Chinese challenge from coming back and the Indian pair lost the next two games 17-21, 19-21 and were out of the All England Open Badminton Championship. .