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From PM Modi to sports stars, twitterati celebrate Thomas Cup win

Foreign Affairs Minister S Jaishankar too, congratulated the team

Thailand Badminton Thomas & Uber Cup India's Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, left, and Chirag Shetty react after winning over Indonesia's Kevin Sanjaya and Mohammad Ahsan during their men's double final badminton match at Thomas & Uber Cup in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 15, 2022 | AP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian men's badminton squad, who won the Thomas cup for for India for the first time. “The Indian badminton team has scripted history! The entire nation is elated by India winning the Thomas Cup! Congratulations to our accomplished team and best wishes to them for their future endeavours. This win will motivate so many upcoming sportspersons,” Modi tweeted.

A determined Indian men's team etched its name in the history books by lifting the Thomas Cup title for the first time with a dominant 3-0 win over 14-time champions Indonesia in the final in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday.

India dished out a performance for the ages with World Championships medallist Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and world number 8 doubles duo of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy producing memorable performances.

The Kerala Blasters team tweeted out a message to the squad. It wrote, “Congratulations to #Thomascup champions, Team India!”
Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir wrote, “History made. Welcome to India #Thomascup! Phenomenal! Jai Hind!

Foreign Affairs Minister S Jaishankar too, congratulated the team. He wrote: Congratulate #TeamIndia for their historic win in men's Badminton in the Thomas Cup.

Weightlifting champion Saikhom Mirabai Chanu wrote: Historic achievement for India. Well done #TeamIndia #ThomasCup

Cricketer Krunal Pandya wrote: Champions Congratulations and well deserved! Historic moment #ThomasCup

Union Minister for for I&B and Youth Affairs & Sports Anurag Thakur tweeted, “HISTORYCREATED ! Congratulations to the Indian men’s badminton team’s for winning the Thomas Cup! This extraordinary feat, with succesive victories over Malaysia, Denmark and Indonesia, calls for matching honour by the nation.” He further wrote, “As  #TeamIndia defeats 14-time #ThomasCup Champions Indonesia (India 3-0 Indonesia) to win its 1st ever #ThomasCup2022, @India_Sport is proud to announce a cash award of ₹ 1 crore for the team in relaxation of rules to acknowledge this unparalleled feat! 

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