Team India has made a surprising start to their Asia Junior Badminton Championship campaign with a resounding 5-0 win against Bangladesh on the opening day of the competition in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on Friday.
The opening match saw the mixed doubles pairing of Samarveer and Radhika setting the tone for the team by defeating Bangladesh’s Nazmul Islam and Smrity Rajbongshi by a convincing score of 21-12, 21-10. His exceptional coordination and strategic play gave his opponents absolutely no chance throughout the match.
Tara Shah and Ayush Shetty continued the winning streak with dominating performances in their respective matches. In the women’s singles match, Tara showed her class and completely outclassed her opponent Smrity Rajbongshi with an impressive score of 21-2, 21-7. In the men’s singles, Ayush Shetty showcased her skill and prowess on the court by defeating her opponent Sifat Ullah 21-5, 21-9 in just 21 minutes.
The men’s doubles duo of Nicholas and Tushar also won their match handily by beating Nazmul Islam and Sifat Ullah by a score of 21-13, 21-12. Taneesha’s women’s doubles partner Karnika displayed excellent teamwork and timing against Jesmin Kona and Mathena Biswas in their 21-8, 21-15 victory in 19 minutes.
The Indian team will face Hong Kong China and Malaysia on Saturday.