Badminton: Telugu Boy Srikant Makes India Proud

When Indians were hanging their heads in shame after the drubbing received by Indian cricket team at the hands of arc rival Pakistan in ICC championship, Guntur boy Srikanth clinched title of Indonesia Open Series Badminton title silently by way of consolation and compensation.

Jakarta: All Indians’ eyes were on cricket match at Oval between India and Pakistan. But 24 year badminton star Kidambi Srikanth, who tweeteda�? Check de Indiaa�? just before the start of the match, won Indonesia Super series title by beating Japana��s Sakai in just 37 minutes.

Srikanth had excellent week in Jakarta. He earlier defeated World No 1 Wan Ho of South Korea to reach the summit clash.

Srikant became second player from India to clinch the title only after Saina Nehwal. For this maiden title, Srikanth won a prize money of 75,000 dollars. He says his coach is very special for him.

Srikanth, who is ranked 22 in World, now may go up to 12th rank after this tournament.

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