2021 begins with Thailand Open for badminton players and to join the tournament in Bangkok, Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy underwent multiple rounds of COVID testing before getting cleared to play by the Badminton World Federation.
Saina Nehwal and Prannoy were first tested positive and quarantined all because of a confusion and now the Indian shuttlers have got a green signal to resume play and represent India in the Thailand Open. The Indian badminton association announced this news through a tweet, this morning, have a look.
Good Morning Peeps!
A new day with new Josh! 💯
Day 2 of #YonexThailandOpen2021 is here, grab your ☕️and let's get ready for the action to begin in #Bangkock. @the_hindu @himantabiswa @AJAYKUM78068675 @KirenRijiju #badminton #WednesdayMotivation pic.twitter.com/Tpo9G9iKfh
— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) January 13, 2021
Meanwhile, the Indian contingent is in full swing playing on court. PV Sindhu suffered a shock defeat, losing in three games to Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt in the first round of Thailand Open’s women’s singles. Parupalli Kashyap retired in the first round match’s third game after he pulled his calf muscle.
Coming to mixed doubles, Satwik and Ashwini claimed a 21-11, 27-29, 21-16 win over the Indonesian pair of Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Widjaja. In men’s doubles, Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy fought back to beat their South Korean opponents, Kim Gi Jung and Lee Yong Dae, 19-21, 21-16, 21-14.