Yonex Thailand Open: Parupalli Kashyap pulls out midway from opening clash after sustaining a calf injury

Parupalli Kashyap's opening fixture was rescheduled after Saina Nehwal's false positive.

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Parupalli Kashyap Commonwealth Gold 2014
Parupalli Kashyap

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

Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap
Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap

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.

Also read: Yonex Thailand Open: Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy to play first round after re-test returns negative COVID-19 result

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