The All-England Badminton Championship is presently gaining momentum after commencing on March 16. Ace shuttler and former world champion, Kidambi Srikanth, not too long ago shared a submit on Instagram depicting his victory play within the first spherical of the badminton championship.
Successful each the video games, Srikanth has defeated Thailand’s Kantaphon Wangcharoen, making him in need of three and 7 factors. Sharing the submit on Instagram, Srikanth wrote, “Proud of the beginning at All England 2022. Onto the subsequent spherical.”
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Since shared, the image has managed to amass shut to five,000 likes and floods of congratulatory feedback complimenting the submit.
Srikant, after defeating Kantaphon, has proceeded to the second spherical and can now face Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, who additionally proceeded to the second rounding after defeating India’s Parupalli Kashyap.
Srikant is presently ranked twelfth on the earth rankings and is the second-best Indian shuttler, solely after Lakshya Sen. His opponent within the second spherical, Ginting presently resides at quantity 5 on the earth rankings. Srikant received his first BWF title in 2017. The final accolade for Kidambi Srikanth was when he received the World Championship Silver Medal in 2021.
The All-England Badminton Championship 2022 started on March 16 and can attain its end result on March 20. Aside from the first-round success of Kidambi Srikanth, star shuttlers, P.V Sindhu and Lakshya Sen, too tasted victory within the first spherical.
The Indian shuttlers will probably be battling with a internet in between and attempt to dilute the spell and break the 21-year-long drought on the All-England championship. The title has not been lifted since Pullela Gopichand in 2021. Earlier than Gopichand, the trophy was given a peck by Prakash Padukone in 1980.
India did come shut in 2015 when Saina Nehwal reached the finals however the outcome was not fruitful. It’s for the longer term to inform if the spell will break this yr or not.