“India did it!” Scorch whooped with joy.
“What did India do?” Orak said. Orak, Verum, and Felix gathered around Scorch after hearing her cheer.
“For the first time, India has won the Thomas Cup. Thomas Cup is an international badminton competition. It is played every two years.
The Indian men’s badminton team defeated the 14-time champions Indonesia to win the competition!” Scorch answered.
“That’s incredible!” Orak said.
“How did it happen? Tell us everything!” Felix said.
“In the finals, it all started when Indian player Lakshya Sen beat Indonesian player Anthony Ginting. In a badminton match, there are three games of 21 points each. The first player to win two games wins the match.
Sen lost the opening game against Ginting with a score of 8-21. But he made a comeback in the next two games with 21-17, 21-16 and won the match!”
“And then,” Scorch animatedly waved her hands, “in the doubles match (two-against-two players), Indian players Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty beat Indonesian players Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo. By now India had a 2-0 lead!
In the end, Kidambi Srikanth beat Indonesian player Jonatan Christie in two games to win the match!”
“Stunning performances from every player,” Verum remarked. Orak, Scorch, and Felix agreed.
“Did you know that it was the first time India had even reached the finals of the Thomas Cup? And it went all the way to win the trophy!” Scorch said.
“India made history!” Orak said.
“With a great show of talent and team spirit!” Felix added.