In the second game of the Japan Open quarter-final, against Viktor Axelsen, Kidambi Srikanth's shot hit the tape and fortunately for him the shuttle fell in the Dane's court. Srikanth acknowledged his lucky break and the two players showed great sportsmanship by high-fiving at the end of the point.
Srikanth bowed out of the ongoing Japan Open Superseries after losing 17-21, 17-21 to Axelsen in the quarterfinal. The duo resorted to an attacking style of play as they went neck to neck for most parts of the match. However, more than their style of play, both players produced a great moment of sportsmanship that signified the respect shown in the sport of badminton.
After losing the first game, the Indian had to win the second game at any cost to force a decider. But Axelsen showcased a wide variety of shots as he forced the three-time
During the rally, one of Srikanth’s shots failed
The duo, who are now slowly and steadily emerging as the new superstars in world badminton, gave a moment of primal joy to their fans with their acts of sportsmanship and despite, Srikanth losing the match to bring curtains to the Indian singles challenge at the Japan Open, the moment will surely be remembered for a while.
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