Who'd have guessed India would win the Thomas Cup? The Team

India defeated Indonesia 3-0 in the Thomas Cup, the ultimate team title in badminton . Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, HS Prannoy, Lakshya Sen, and HS Prannoy win .

As the week progressed, the itch of a dream became reality, and India got closer to achieving the Thomas Cup, the ultimate team title in badminton.A dozen players in Bangkok and their coaches there, as well as in India, were believed to have attended throughout the course.They've all known it for a month now: Indian men were going to win the Thomas Cup.This was a moment with destiny, meticulously planned and executed by Indias most undervalued and talent oozing sportsmen, the mens badminton players.Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, Lakshya Sen, and HS Prannoy.

No matter what others thought, they were due their date with destiny.India invited history for an elegant cup of tea on Sunday, defeating Indonesia 3-0 in the finals.Denying them their 15th anniversary and winning their first-ever title.Against all expectations.

After surviving a week of being hammered by a host of celebrities, Lakshya Sen rallied from a set down to defeat Anthony Ginting 7-21, 21-17, and 21-16 on the back of his defense's faith that developed into a heavy punch in the kills.After that, India's doubles team of Satwik-Chirag won the tie, defeating the infamous Md Ahsan Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo 18-21, 23-21, and 21-19.Satwik Chirag reversed the trend after a season of fibbing 20-18 lead, winning from 4 match points away from losing.Big man Satwiksairaj took on his big game to help the weeks-hopping Energizer bunny Chirag Shetty, who has lied more than anyone else.

He showed his classy character against Jonatan Christie this time, winning 21-15, 23-21.On the net, there were audacious reflex returns.In the second episode, Jonatan Christie faced resistance.And then there was the signature Kidambi Srikanth shot, which is almost unheard of in trad currency or bitcoin: the setup smash and then the charging follow-up as he raced to the net for the matchpoint.

No one could stop leaping.There was no way to discourage tears from descending down the drain.Champs in the Thomas Cup.Whodve thunk The players & their coaches surely did...