Commonwealth Games 2022: In the 22nd edition of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the great game of Indian players continues. India’s legendary badminton players PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth have managed to reach the quarterfinals of the Commonwealth Games 2022 with easy wins in the women’s and men’s singles matches of the badminton event respectively.
Easy win for PV Sindhu
Gold Coast (2018) Commonwealth Games silver medalist PV Sindhu defeated Uganda’s Husina Kobugabe easily to make it to the quarter-finals. PV Sindhu defeated Husina Kobugabe of Uganda 21-10 21-9 in the last 16 match. One-sided game of PV Sindhu was seen in this match.
This is how Kidambi Srikanth’s match went
Kidambi Srikanth also won a silver medal in the last Commonwealth Games. He made it to the quarter-finals by defeating Dumindu Abevikrama of Sri Lanka in a one-sided match. Kidambi Srikanth defeated Dumindu Abevikrama 21-9 21-12. Earlier, Indian women’s pair of Gayatri Gopichand and Trisa Jolly beat Mauritius’s Jemima Leung For Sang and Ganesha Mungra 21-2, 21-4 to make it to the last eight.
Next match with Malaysian player
Two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu will have to beat Malaysia’s Goh Jin Wei in the next round to make it to the semi-finals. Sindhu defeated Goh in a tight match of the mixed team final of these games. After this match, she will not take lightly the 22-year-old Malaysian, who won the World Junior Championships gold in 2015 and 2018.
Kidambi Srikanth’s next challenge
Former world ranking top player Srikanth will face a challenge from England’s Toby Penty, ranked 54th in the world rankings, in the last eight. The pair of Gayatri and Trisa will have to face Jamaica’s Tahlia Richardson and Katherine Winter to advance in the tournament.
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