Thursday was just another day in the life of Sai Praneeth -- he had to be restrained from self-destructing as he won 15-11, 15-12 against Parupalli Kashyap, to take Bengaluru Raptors to the knockouts against Chennai Smashers.
“I’ve been spending all my birthdays and Christmases here in India playing the league. Those are special days and I want to be with friends and family having breakfast at home, but India’s the next best option.,” says Viktor Axelsen.
Son Wan Ho of Korea defeated England's Rajiv Ouseph in a crucial men's singles match as Awadhe Warriors edged out season 2 champions Chennai Smashers 4-3 in a thrilling encounter of the Premier Badminton League Season 4.
Sung Ji Hyun held her nerves to stave off a spirited comeback from Olympic champion Carolina Marin as Chennai Smashers beat Pune 7 Aces at the Vodafone Premier Badminton League Season 4 in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
For years the once prodigy Daren Liew pipped to be the next Lee Chong Wei held the promise of continuing the legacy of a man who has won three Olympic and four World Championship medals, along with the world no 1 spot of course.