Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth recently clinched a historic silver medal at the 2021 BWF World Championship in the men’s singles in Huelva, Spain. The 28-year-old lost to Singapore’s Loh Kean Yew 15-21, 20-22 in a 43-minute final clash on Sunday.
With this silver medal, Srikanth became the first Indian male badminton player to secure the second spot in the World Championship. After achieving this outstanding feat, the Andhra shuttler expressed his happiness in living his dream. However, he also talked about some of his unforced errors in the second game of the finale where he lost despite a 2-point lead in the beginning.
“I am extremely happy. It is always a dream for me to win a world championship medal. I am very happy to win silver,” said Kidambi Srikanth to ANI in an interview.
“I think I made some unforced errors. I was leading 18-16 in the second game and then it became 18-20. Maybe if I would have scored another point then the game would have been different. But maybe I feel that I made some unforced errors. So, I will talk to my coach tomorrow and the day after where I went wrong and work on it,” he added.
“It is a very special feeling” Srikanth on playing SF against Lakshya Sen
The 2021 World Championship produced a double-treat for India as youngster Lakshya Sen won the bronze medal in the men’s singles category. His semi-final encounter was scheduled against Kidambi Srikanth where he went down in a hard-fought match 21-17, 14-21, 17-21.
On this special moment for the nation and playing SF match with Sen, Kidambi said:
“It is a very special feeling because it has never happened before and I am very happy that I am a part of it and Lakshya also has been playing really well. We can definitely see and expect some good results from him in the future. He is very young, hard-working and passionate. I am sure we will see some good results from him.”
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