India reached their first-ever Thomas Cup final in the 73-year-history of the prestigious team tournament on Friday, May 13.
The Asian side stunned 2016 champions Denmark 3-2 in an exhilarating tie that delighted badminton fans at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.
The Indian team, which never went past the semi-finals after 1979, showed tremendous fighting spirit as it came from a match down to outwit the 2016 champions.
World Championships silver medalist Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy/Chirag Shetty and HS Prannoy were among the ones who came up with victories for India in the pulsating Thomas Cup semi-final tie against Denmark.
Leader of the pack Srikanth has had a perfect record at Thomas Cup 2022, winning all 5 of his matches so far while Prannoy has delivered twice in must-win situations.
India retained the same line-up from Thursday's quarter-final win and it worked for them as they won two singles ties to outclass Denmark, bronze medalists from the previous edition.
On Thursday, India had secured their first-ever medal by reaching their first semi-final since 1979.
They had defeated Malaysia 3-2 to reach the last 4. On Friday, the men from India went one step further and are assured of at least a silver medal.
Sachin tendulkar congratulated to the team on his twitter account writing, "Congratulations to the team for winning over Malaysia and entering the semifinals of the #ThomasCup, assuring a medal!"