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Thailand Originate: Kidambi Srikanth Beats Sourabh Verma, Breezes Into 2nd Spherical

Thailand Open: Kidambi Srikanth Beats Sourabh Verma, Breezes Into 2nd Round

Kidambi Srikanth sailed into the 2d spherical of the ongoing Thailand Originate.© Twitter

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth sailed into the 2d spherical of the ongoing Thailand Originate, after a gratified make a selection over compatriot Sourabh Verma on Wednesday. Sourabh did no longer defective the opening hurdle, losing to Kidambi 21-12, 21-11 in two consecutive sets. Kidambi, who on Tuesday shared shots of his bleeding nostril, following the ”unacceptable” medication being meted out to him whereas conducting coronavirus assessments, sealed an effortless make a selection in a match that lasted apt 31 minutes. Earlier within the day, the Indian males’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty cruised into the 2d spherical of the tournament.

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The field number ten Indian pair outclassed the South Korean pair of Kim Gi Jung and Lee Yong Dae 19-21, 21-16, 21-14 within the first spherical of the tournament.

Within the meantime, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Wednesday stated that a physician from the COVID-19 sorting out physique of workers attended Kidambi “rapidly” after the physique of workers member reported that he had a nosebleed following a coronavirus take a look at.

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“On Tuesday, the participant indicated he suffered a nostril bleed following a necessary PCR take a look at. A physician from the COVID-19 sorting out physique of workers positioned at the resort attended to Kidambi rapidly after,” the BWF stated in a statement.

Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy, who had earlier been pulled out of the showpiece occasion citing optimistic COVID-19 assessments, will compete of their first-spherical match respectively after sorting out negative for coronavirus.

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