In the men’s singles, Indian shuttler HS Pranoy made history by beating Denmark’s Rasmus Gameke to reach the Thomas Cup final. Matthias Boe, the boyfriend of Tapasi Pannu, who is the badminton coach of Team India, shared the excitement of the team’s victory over his home nation Denmark on his social media.
Sharing three pictures on her Instagram, Matthias wrote a lengthy note in the caption as HS Pranoy crushed GameCay in a thrilling decisive set.
He wrote, “Playing team events in individual sport is always very special, maybe that’s why it’s so much fun. Playing with my former teammates, friends, coaches and country again yesterday was a little special for me. “
He jokingly wrote in the caption how his former teammates and coaches called him a traitor for being on India’s side, “They shouted Judas after me (smiling emojis), I won the match and gave them back. I really hope that people (in India) will understand what this achievement is. (India vs. Indonesia) Thomas Cup final tomorrow. One more to go (sic).
Pranoy defeated Gameken in three sets of 13-21, 21-9, 21-12 as he left India’s name forever on the pages of history as the Thomas Cup and the Uber Cup are tournaments that unofficially certify the country’s credentials as gold-standard. .
In singles, Kidambi Srikkanth and HS Pranoy and, decisively, Satviksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty’s best doubles duo of the country, once again stood out. They have all been in the top 10 and made it to the circuit finals.
The final between India and Indonesia is scheduled to be played on May 15 at Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.