"Happens Only In India": Shuttler On PM's Call After Thomas Cup Win

By H.JanGra May 17, 2022

Indian shuttler Chirag Shetty expressed happiness after Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Team India on winning the historic Thomas Cup.

The Indian team scripted history on Sunday by winning the first-ever Thomas Cup crown ever since its inception in 1949.

On this occasion, PM Modi held a special interaction with the team and congratulated them on reaching such a great height.

I have never seen a Prime Minister actually calling a sports team after a win. It happens only in India & it motivated us to a whole new level

We were very happy that he took out time from his busy schedule and congratulated us on our victory," Chirag Shetty told ANI.

In the final match on Sunday, India registered a hard-fought yet convincing win against 14-time champions Indonesia.

"It feels really really good. The way we played, I think it's one of the happiest days of my life. It feels like a fairytale because beating Indonesia in a Thomas Cup final and that too 3-0, it could not have got any better," said Chirag.

The pair of Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy survived four match points to come back and snatch the win in the second game, 23-21.