New Delhi: India have won the Thomas Cup Badminton Series for the first time in Thailand. In today’s final, the Indian men’s team defeated a strong Indonesian team 3-0. Congratulations to the Indian team that defeated 14-time champions Indonesia.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted “A special interaction with our badminton champions, who have won the Thomas Cup and made 135 crore Indians proud.”
A special interaction with our badminton 🏸 champions, who have won the Thomas Cup and made 135 crore Indians proud. pic.twitter.com/KdRYVscDAK
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 15, 2022
Sports Minister Anurag Thakur has announced a cash prize of Rs 1 crore for the trophy-winning Indian team. He also said that the rules would be relaxed and prizes would be given in appreciation of the achievement of the Indian team.
He lauded the players, coaches and staff of the Indian team for this historic victory.
Congratulations to the Indian men’s badminton team’s for winning the Thomas Cup!
This extraordinary feat, with succesive victories over Malaysia, Denmark and Indonesia, calls for matching honour by the nation.
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) May 15, 2022
The Ministry of Sports said that the team has achieved this feat by providing continuous training and support to the players.