PM Modi congratulates India's badminton team on winning the Thomas Cup for the first time.

PM Narendra Modi extended congratulations to Indian badminton team . PM Modi said victory would inspire many new athletes .

New Delhi, India, May 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his congratulations to the Indian badminton team, which won the Thomas Cup trophy for the first time in Thailand, on Sunday.India has elated the entire region by winning the Thomas Cup.Our dedicated staff is gratified and we wish them the best for their future endeavours.PM Modi said in a tweet that this victory would inspire many new athletes.

Indian men reached the Thomas Cup semi-finals in 1952, 1955, and 1979, while the womens team made it to the Uber Cup top-four in 2014 and 2016 by finishing second in Group C behind Chinese Taipei, where they qualified to the knockout stage, where they took on strong Malaysian and Danish teams in the quarter-finals and semifinals, respectively.After defeating Anthony Ginting 8-21, 21-17, 21-16, Lakshya Sen secured the first point for India in the championship game, winning by a single point in 17 minutes.In the second match of the tie, Indonesian scratch pairing Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo got off to the right start by winning it 8-21, 21-17, and 21-16.Sen finished the comeback by defeating the Indonesian scratch pairing of Mohammad Ahsan and Chirag Shetty with four match points.Indias Kidambi Srikanth took the opener game against Indonesias Jonatan Christie 21-15, 23-21, 21-19, and the second game, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty, had a good look at themselves at this year's tournament.