Kidambi Srikant keeps Bengaluru Reptor's in hunt for Semi - Final berth🏸🏸

 J P Singh Follow
Badminton  //  09, January 2019

Skipper Kidambi Srikant lead from the front against Mumbai Rockets . The world no.eighteen Anders Antonsen of Mumbai put up a brilliant performance against an un beaten Kidambi Srikant but fell short at the end in each game . The world sealed a narrow 15-14,15-13 victory Bengaluru needed a minimum of four points to move into top four and they were successful in their attempt as they won the first three matches .    

Srikanth Kidambi is an Indian badminton player. He trained in Gopichand Badminton Academy, Hyderabad and is supported by the GoSports Foundation. In the April 2018, he became at the highest ranked men's badminton player in the world. He is also sponsored by Yonex.In 2018, he was awarded with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award.

In the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games Kidambi won the silver in mixed doubles and bronze in doubles.He also emerged winner in singles and doubles category at the All India Junior International Badminton Championship held in Pune. Kidambi overcame the then Junior World Champion 2012 Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia in the Maldives International Challenge to claim the Men’s singles title.

In Thailand Kidambi won the Men’s singles title beating then world number eight and local favorite Boonsak Ponsana in straight sets in open Grand Pix Gold .In the same year, Srikant beat reigning champion and Olympian Parupalli Kashyap in the All India Senior National Championships in Delhi to claim his first senior national title. He was also part of the Awadhe Warriors team that finished second in the Indian Badminton League, 2013 In the 2016 Rio Olympics, the World No. 11, Kidambi entered the round of sixteen of the men's singles by beating Lino Munoz and Henri Hurskainen. He went on to beat World No. 5 Jorgensen .

Jorgensen 21-19, 21-19 to reach the quarterfinals but was defeated by Lin Dan by a score of 6-21, 21-11, and 18-21.

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