Indian Sports LIVE, March 15: Satwik-Chirag suffer shock exit at All-England C’ship; Lakshya Sen in QF action after stunning win-ZoomTech News

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ICYMI: Lakshya Sen stuns WR 3 Antonsen; Satwik-Chirag out of All-England Badminton C’ship

Lakshya Sen remained the final man standing on the All-England Championship for India after a mess of stars bowed out yesterday, together with PV Sindhu and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy – Chirag Shetty.

Listed below are the pertinent bits from Zenia D’Cunha’s updates final night time: For extra particulars, do take a look at yesterday’s weblog.

“There was a giant upset late within the night time on the All England Championship as high seeds and title favourites Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty went down within the second spherical. They misplaced to the 2022 champions Muhammad Shohibul Fikri and Bagas Maulana 16-21, 15-21 to finish their 5-match profitable streak in addition to their four-final run on the BWF Tour in 2024. Satwik and Chirag, who received the French Open on Sunday and beat the Daddies yesterday, have been the in-form pair however the Indonesians performed a tactically good sport from the entrance courtroom to outfox them.”

“From an Indian badminton perspective, this might imply {that a} wait for one more title on the prestigious All England Championship probably continues with Lakshya Sen the final man standing in Birmingham. This loss additionally ended considered one of Satwik and Chirag’s 2024 targets – to make a deep run at All England, one thing they haven’t been in a position to of their prolific profession up to now. However as Satwik mentioned after the loss at India Open in January, a troublesome loss could be a enormous motivation for them – and it will definitely rely as one.”

Lakshya Sen stuns WR3 Antonsen

“Lakshya Sen performed a shocking match to knock out world No 3 Anders Antonsen on the All England Championship. The Indian got here again from 2-8 down within the decider to win 24-22, 11-21, 21-14 and attain the quarterfinals of the Tremendous 1000 occasion.”

“Lakshya, who has turned his month-long poor type round final week on the French Open continued his seed-slaying type and push for Paris Olympics qualification. In a dramatic match the place there was little to separate each gamers, he held his nerve higher and located an excellent second wind to seize 8 straight factors simply when it seemed just like the Dane would clinch it. This match, as a lot as the large wins in opposition to Li Shi Feng and Loh Kean Yew final week, will validate that Lakshya is nicely and actually again after that vast droop since August final yr. Up subsequent, goes to be one other problem in opposition to Lee Zii Jia however the Indian leads him 3-1 and can again himself for a second straight semifinal in two weeks.”

What’s on at this time?

  • Simply the lone Indian badminton star might be in motion at this time on the All England Championships: Lakshya Sen vs Lee Zii Jia [Men’s singles QF] @ 11:20 pm (estimated)

  • In PVL, Ahmedabad Defenders face Delhi Toofans.

  • Sharath Kamal is in QF motion on the Singapore Smash, with the 41-year-old taking up 17-year-old world no. 6 Felix Lebrun of France at 3:15 pm.

What occurred yesterday?

In an action-packed day:

  • Badminton: All-England Championships: Lakshya Sen surprised Anders Antonsen, whereas title favourites Satwiksairaj Rankireddy – Chirag Shetty crashed out to the 2022 All-England champions. Earlier PV Sindhu misplaced to An Se Younger.

  • ISL: 10-man Bengaluru FC misplaced 2-1 to FC Goa

  • AFC Cup: Odisha FC had no photographs in any respect in a 0-0 draw in opposition to Central Coast Mariners that knocked them out of the AFC Cup.

  • PVL: Mumbai Meteors and Calicut Heroes registered wins over Ahmedabad Defenders and Bengaluru Torpedoes respectively.

  • WTT: Sharath Kamal grew to become the primary Indian males’s singles participant to succeed in the quarterfinal of a Grand Smash match on the WTT Tour.

Yow will discover all the main points on what occurred yesterday, right here.

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