In the first round of the women’s singles, Saina defeated Malaysian player Selvadurare Kisans by a score of 21-12, 21-15. Indian men’s shuttler Kidambi Shreekanth has also reached the second round after winning his match. Commonwealth Games champion P Kashyap had to be ruled out due to injury.
India’s star badminton player Saina Nehwal has reached the second round of the Yonex Thailand Open tournament, performing a brilliant game amid the Corona controversy. Indian men’s shuttler Kidambi Shreekanth has also reached the second round after winning his match.
Malaysian player defeated in the first round
In the first round of the women’s singles, Saina defeated Malaysian player Selvadurare Kisans by a score of 21-12- 21-15. Now they will face Thailand’s Busanan Aungbaumrungfan in the next round. Earlier in the first round of the men’s singles, Srikanth defeated compatriot Saurabh Verma 21-12 21-11 to advance to the second round. In the next round, he will now face eighth seeded Malaysian player Zia Jia Li, who in another tough match, Indian player HS. Defeated Prannoy 13-21 21-14 21-18. In the men’s doubles, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty came back after losing a game to Korea’s Kim Ji Jung and Lee Yong Dae 19-21 21-16 21-14.
Saina thanked the officials and doctors of the Badminton World Federation
After the match, Saina thanked the Badminton World Federation (BWF) officials and doctors for allowing her to participate in the Thailand Open. He said, “My PCR report came positive after yesterday’s PCR test. However, I had already informed the concerned authorities that I had Covid-19 in November last year and antibodies are present inside me. ” Also said, “I am thankful to the team of doctors, BWF and all those who decided to play me. Today was a very tired day but I am happy that I could play this match and perform my best. P. Kashyap went out
Commonwealth Games champion P. Kashyap had to be ruled out due to injury. Kashyap got a muscle strain during the third game of the ongoing match against Canadian Jason Anthony Ho Shu. He was trailing 8–14 at that time. Kashyap, who lost the first game 9-21, made a brilliant comeback to his name in the second game 21-13. Another Indian player Sameer Verma was also eliminated after losing 15-21 17-21 to Sesar Hiren Rustavito of Indonesia.
What was the corona dispute?
Actually, before that the corona report of Saina had come positive. After this it was said that she cannot participate in Thailand Open. The London Olympics (2012) bronze medalist had also tweeted several tweets expressing displeasure over the restrictions imposed by the BWF under the Covid-19 protocol. Saina tweeted, “Physicians and coaches can’t meet us even after everyone is negative in the investigation? How will we keep ourselves fit for four weeks? We want to play the tournament in better condition. Please solve this. “