Kashyap, Dani ousted

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 21 Apr 2017 09:34:45


CHANGZHOU,

INDIA’S campaign at the China Masters Grand Prix Gold ended on Thursday after Parupalli Kashyap and Harsheel Dani bowed out in the men’s singles pre-quarterfinals of the USD 150,000 event.


Glasgow Commonwealth Games champion shuttler Kashyap fought hard before going down 10-21, 22-20, 13-21 to former World No. 6 and third seed Qiao Bin of China in a contest that lasted an hour and 16 minutes at the Olympic Sports Center here.


Meanwhile, Dani lost 21-17, 21-18 to another Chinese, Fleixiang Sun in 33 minutes.
The tournament was Kashyap’s return to competitive badminton after recovering from a shoulder injury. He had suffered the injury during the Premier Badminton League (PBL) in January.