India shuttlers bow out after loss to Indonesia in Sudirman Cup
Indian shuttlers lost their second and final Group A tie to Indonesia 1-4 to exit the Sudirman Cup on the second day of competitions at the Putra Stadium yesterday.
After suffering a humiliating 0-5 loss on Sunday to China, India only managed to win one match out of five as Parupalli Kashyap was the lone bright spot.
In the first match of the day, India’s Akshay Dewalkar and Pranav Jerry Chopra lost their men’s doubles tie to Pratama Angga and Saputro Rian Agung 13-21, 10-21. PV Sindhu, however, disappointed the Indian contingent losing to Lindaweni Fanetri 15-21, 10-21 in the women’s singles tie.
In a do-or-die men’s singles clash, Kashyap, defeated Rumbaka Dionysius Hayom 21-18, 21-14. This was India’s only win in this edition’s world team championships. In the fourth match-up, Ashwini Ponnappa and Pradnya Gadre lost their women’s doubles match to Polii Greysia and Maheswari Nitya Krishinda 19-21, 20-22. In mixed doubles Aparna Balan and Arun Vishnu lost to Ahmad Tontowi and Natsir Liliyana 13-21, 14-21.