2015 World Championships- Parupalli Kashyap knocked out in second round

Modified 12 Aug 2015
Parupalli Kashyap lost his second round match in three games

India’s Parupalli Kashyap was knocked out of the Badminton World Championships, after losing 21-17 13-21 18-21 to Nguyen Tien Minh of Hong Kong in the second round on Wednesday.

The opening game proved to be a keen contest, but it was Kashyap who took the early lead at the 10-10 mark, winning 4 points on the trot to go 14-10 up. He then maintained that lead throughout and eventually sealed the game 21-17 in his favour.

The second game saw Minh make a comeback as he raced away to a 6-3 lead before Kashyap made it 6-6. But the Indian failed to take control of proceedings and at the 7-7 mark lost 4 points straight to go 7-11 down and then at the 12-9 mark, lost 5 more points to go 17-9 down. There was no comeback for Kashyap after that as Minh went ahead and won the second game 13-21.

The decider began on an even note but at the 4-4 mark it was Kashyap who took the lead and then held on to that advantage even as Minh continued to pile the pressure on him and after a hard tussle, it was the Indian who took an 11-10 lead at the interval mark. After the break, it continued to be a hard-fought contest but the tide began to slightly shift towards to the Minh’s side at the 14-14 mark, even as Kashyap continued to battle on. But a few errors on the part of Minh helped Kashyap make a comeback but a few costly errors from the Indian didn't help his cause and he eventually lost the decider 18-21 to bow out of the competition.

This loss certainly comes as a massive blow for India, as Kashyap was certainly among the favourites from the massive 18-member Indian contingent and all hopes will now be pinned on Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy to ensure that we come home with a medal.

Final Scoreline- Nguyen Tien Minh beat Parupalli Kashyap 21-17 13-21 18-21

Published 12 Aug 2015
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