On Wednesday, the Indian contingent faced another blow in the ongoing Yonex Thailand Open as ace shuttler, Parupalli Kashyap pulled out of his opening clash against Canadian player, Jason Anthony Ho-Shue after sustaining a calf injury.
Kashyap who returned to competitive action after almost a year got off to a rusty start. His opponet, Ho-Shue looked in complete control of the first game. Kashyap lost the first game miserably with the score of 21-9. However, he made a scintillating comeback and winning the second bout with the score of 13-21. His victory levelled the points pushing the match to a third game.
But all hell broke loose in the decider game, as Kashyap conceded the match midway after suffering a calf injury. He was trailing 14-8 at the time.
The rescheduled match
On Tuesday, Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy had a false positive COVID-19 test. Due to the results, Saina’s husband and roommate, Parupalli Kashyap was also asked to self-quarantine. Even his opening fixture was slated as a walkover.
However, with the players now cleared to play their opening matches were rescheduled.