Dismal start for India at Indonesia Masters

With Kidambi Srikanth and H S Prannoy pulling out at the last moment, Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap has been promoted to the main draw. He will face Malaysia’s Wei Feng Chong on Wednesday.

India’s Subhankar Dey suffered a 9-21, 21-23 loss against Indonesia’s Panji Ahmad Maulana.   -  Getty Images

India witnessed a dismal start at the Indonesia Masters as none of the shuttlers could cross the qualifying stage at the USD 350,00 World Tour Super 500 tournament here.

While Abhishek Yelegar lost 20-22, 14-21 to Vega Vio Nirwanda of Indonesia, Subhankar Dey suffered a 9-21, 21-23 loss against another local player Panji Ahmad Maulana in the men’s singles qualifiers.

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In women’s singles qualifiers, Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli went down 7-21, 9-21 to Goh Jin Wei of Malaysia.

Men’s doubles pair of Kapil Chaudhary and Brijesh Yadav too lost 12-21, 8-21 to Indonesian combo of Sabar Karyaman Gutama and Frengky Wijaya Putra.

With Kidambi Srikanth and H.S. Prannoy pulling out at the last moment, Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap has been promoted to the main draw. He will face Malaysia's Chong Wei Feng on Wednesday.