India out of Sudirman Cup 2023, Malaysia in quarterfinals
In the second match of Sudirman Cup 2023, India had to face defeat against Malaysia, after which India was out of this tournament.
India’s journey in Sudirman Cup 2023 has come to an end. India were knocked out of the tournament on Monday after facing defeat against Malaysia as well. While Malaysia made it to the quarterfinals. Before Malaysia, India had also lost against Chinese Taipei. Now India’s last match will be against Australia on Wednesday.
India lost second consecutive game after Chinese Taipei
India went into Malaysia with high hopes on Monday after a humiliating 1-4 defeat against Chinese Taipei earlier in the tournament, but the opening pair of Dhruv Kapila and Ashwini Ponnappa lost to Malaysia’s Goh Soon Huat and Lai Shewon Jamie. Lost in straight games 16-21 and 17-21. After this, Kidambi Srikanth also lost to Lee Zii Jia of Malaysia with scores of 16-21, 11-21.
PV Sindhu raised some hopes
Against Malaysia, P.V. Sindhu raised some hopes in the third match by winning the first game against Goh Jin Wei, but the Malaysian came back swiftly to win the next two games 21-10 and 22-20. Drawn in Group C along with Malaysia, Australia and Chinese Taipei, India’s campaign started with a defeat. Treesa Jolly and Gayatri Gopichand were the only winners against Chinese Taipei.
PV Sindhu is very disappointed with the defeat
After the loss against Malaysia, PV Sindhu said that it was a bit disappointing because I was trailing by a lot of points in the third set, but I came back and I should have maintained this comeback. PV Sindhu said that coming so close to winning and losing two points is certainly very disappointing. Overall it was a good match, I should have maintained or at least equalized my lead in the third game. Let us tell you that Malaysia has made a place in the quarter-finals by defeating India.