Sai's 21-13, 21-8 loss to World No.1 Kento Momota in the semifinals had only flickers of possibilities of how intact India's men's brigade can emerge from being thrown into a foundry with the world's very best.
BWF World Badminton Championships 2019 Semi-Finals: PV Sindhu continued her fine form as she defeated China's Chen Yufei 21-7, 21-14 to reach the finals of BWF World Badminton Championships 2019 in Basel.
Indian badminton has won a medal at the World Championships or Olympics in every year of this decade starting 2011, and has assured itself of two more at the Basel World Championships with PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth entering the semi-finals.
BWF World Championships 2019 live streaming: PV Sindhu produced yet another commanding performance as she demolished Beiwen Zhang while Praneeth dished out a superlative performance to reach quarterfinals.
While PV Sindhu and B Sai Praneeth progressed into the quarter-finals of BWF World Championships on Thursday, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy fell to respective defeats. Saina Nehwal also bowed out after losing in three games to Denmark's Mia Blichfeld.