Anaheim: 25-yr-old Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy crushed compatriot Parupalli Kashyap on Monday in an all-Indian men’s singles final in the U.S. Open Grand Prix Gold in Anaheim. Shuttler Prannoy defeats the reigning Commonwealth Games champion 21-15, 20-22, 21-12 in an hour to reach his third grand prix gold title.
Prannoy made it to the final following crushing Vietnam’s Tien Minh Nguyen, whereas Kashyap overcame South Korean Kwang Hee Heo in the semi-finals. In the first game, Kashyap raced 6-1 advantage prior to Prannoy’s cross-court smashes helped him draw level at 12-12. They assembled the following couple of focuses on the other hand before Prannoy dug out from a deficit to seal the opening amusement 21-15.
At this time, Kashyap, playing his first last in 21 months, utilized all his experience to battle back in the second amusement and jumped to a 14-9 lead. Be that as it may, the daring Prannoy declined to go down and reestablished equality at 15-all. Each time Kashyap split away to lead by a few focuses, Prannoy dragged him back, until the point that they hit 20-all.
At last, Kashyap packed away the fundamental two focuses to take the match to the decider. The third and last amusement at first saw firm rivalry from the two Indians until the point that a couple of blunders from Kashyap helped Prannoy voyage to 11-7 lead before extending it to 15-8 lastly stashing it 21-12.
Remarking on the match, Badminton Association of India President Himanta Biswa Sarma stated, “it is an extraordinary accomplishment for both the players. This was the second time in the year that two Indian male shuttlers were up against each other in the finals. Furthermore, it’s quite recently the quality that the game in the nation has and we could just show signs of improvement from here.
I praise both the players on their execution and wish them fortunes for the forthcoming competitions.” Samra additionally reported money grants for both victor Prannoy and Kashyap for their stellar exhibitions. “Both the players have been experiencing a harsh stage and their current execution demonstrates that they are returning to their best soon,” included BAI General Secretary Anup Narang.