Tokyo [Japan], August 27 (ANI): The Indian pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy had been defeated by the Malaysian duo of Aaron Chia and Soh Wooi Yik within the semifinal of the boys’s doubles class within the ongoing BWF World Championships 2022 on Saturday.
Despite the loss, the duo will return to the nation with a bronze, turning into the primary Indian males’s pair to take action on the Championships. They needed to accept a bronze after their loss within the semi-final.
Playing on court docket 1, the Indian duo misplaced the match by 22-20, 18-21, 16-21.
The Indian duo was off to a very good begin. The first recreation was a carefully contested one with fast-paced motion. Chirag and Satwik prevailed within the first recreation by 22-20.
However, the Malaysian opponents made a comeback within the second recreation and gained it by 18-21 to arrange an thrilling decider recreation. Though Chirag and Satwik performed effectively, they only couldn’t match the stroke play and velocity of their opponents.
Chia and Yik saved their composure and had a bonus over the Indians within the last recreation. Though Chirag and Satwik saved combating again one level at a time, any hopes of victory had been carried out away with as their opponents shortly clinched the required last few factors to win the sport 16-21.
This match lasted for an hour and 17 minutes.
It may also be India’s second medal on the Championships from a doubles pair. The duo has given India its thirteenth medal on the prestigious occasion.
Earlier on Friday, the duo made historical past by turning into the primary Indian males’s pair to safe a medal in BWF World Championships after defeating Japanese duo of Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi within the quarterfinals.
Playing on court docket 2, the Indian duo gained the match 24-22, 15-21, 21-14.
Chirag and Satwiksairaj had stormed into the quarterfinals on Thursday defeating the Denmark duo of J. Bay and L. Molhede of their spherical of 16 match.
It took solely 35 minutes for them to remove their Danish opposition from the competitors inside two straight video games 21-12, 21-10.
Earlier, within the just lately concluded Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, Chirag and Satwik had additionally gained a gold medal within the males’s doubles class.
They had defeated England’s Ben Lane and Sean Vendy 21-15, 21-13 within the finals.
BWF World Championships 2022 began in Tokyo on August 22 and can go on until August 28. (ANI)