Thomas Cup 2022: Anurag Thakur announces ₹1 crore reward for Indian team

Kidambi Srikanth beat Jonatan Christie in straight sets in the second men's singles match to give India an unassailable 3-0 lead.

File photo of Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur.   -  PTI

Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Sunday announced the Indian team that won its maiden Thomas Cup title beating Indonesia 3-0 in the final, will receive a cash reward of ₹1 crore.

Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Himanta Biswa Sarma also announced a a reward of Rs 1 crore for the winning squad. Sarma also announced an award of Rs 20 lakh for the support staff.

Kidambi Srikanth beat Jonatan Christie 21-19, 23-21 in straight sets in the second men's singles match to give India an unassailable 3-0 lead.

Earlier, in the first men's singles game, Lakshya Sen defeated Indonesia's Anthony Sinisuka Ginting 8-21, 21-17, 21-16. Shortly after, in the first men's doubles game, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo 18-21, 23-21, 21-19.

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