Thailand Open 2021: One more setback for India, Kidambi Srikanth out due to injury

Kidambi Srikanth of India pulled out of the second spherical of the Thailand Open badminton event due to a hamstring pressure. Srikanth was scheduled to play Malaysia’s Li Ji Jia within the second spherical on Thursday, however was compelled to surrender the match due to a hamstring injury to the calf.

The Malaysian entered the quarterfinal after getting a walkover from Srikanth. Srikanth mentioned in a tweet that he’s compelled to withdraw from the misfortune, however he hopes to be match by subsequent week in order that he can play within the second spherical of the Thailand spherical subsequent week. Srikanth defeated compatriot Saurabh Verma to enter the second spherical.

In the boys’s doubles, the Indian pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty had been eradicated within the second spherical. The Indian pair had been defeated by Indonesian pair of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan 21-19 21-17 in 34 minutes to advance to the quarter-finals.

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