Srikanth leads India to team event semis

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Apr 2018 10:03:02



STAR shuttler Kidambi Srikanth led from the front as India thrashed Mauritius 3-0 to advance to the semi-finals of badminton mixed team event in the Commonwealth Games.
Srikanth took just 29 minute to beat Georges Julien Paul 21-12, 21-14 in the men’s singles after the two doubles pairs had given India a 2-0 lead.

The men’s doubles duo of Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty hardly broke a sweat in their 21-12, 21-3 win over Aatish Lubah and Christopher Jean Paul in the first match before Ashwini Pannappa and N Sikki Reddy chalked out an easy 21-8, 21-7 victory over Aurelie Marie Elisa and Nicki Chan-Lam in the women’s doubles.

“We have been playing really well throughout the tournament. Going deep into the tournament, everything gets tougher. I think all the other teams, including Malaysia, England and Singapore, are all tough,” Srikanth said.