Indian badminton pair of Satwiksairaj Rankreddy and Chirag Shetty on Sunday created history as they became the first men's doubles team from the country to win a Super 500 title. The Indian pair, who came into the Thailand Open 2019 as unseeded, outplayed world champions Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen in the final of Thailand Open 2019. This apparently is their biggest title on the BWF tour. Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth Crash Out in Second Round of Thailand Open 2019.
The final lasted an hour and 2 minutes at the Indoor Stadium Haumark in Bangkok and the India pair defeated the Chinese world champions by 21-19, 18-21, 21-18. Satwiksairaj and Chirag showed aggressive intent as they stunned the reigning champions.
The Indian duo, ranked 16th men's doubles pair, made it to the finals after defeating former world champions Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Cheol in the semi-final. The Indian team prevailed 22-20 22-24 21-9 against the 19th- ranked Korean team of Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Cheol after battling hard for 63 minutes.
Meanwhile, this was the first final of the 2019 season for Satwiksairaj and Chirag. The duo last year won men's doubles silver medallist at the Commonwealth Games 2018 at Gold Coast, Queensland in Australia.
(With PTI Inputs)