Badminton Asia Championship: Indian Duo Chirag Shetty & Satwiksairaj Rankireddy to Take on Malaysian Duo Today

Dubai: In Badminton Asia Championship 2023, Indian duo  Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy will take on eighth-seeded Malaysian pair Teo Ee Yi and Ong Yew Sin in the final today. Indian duo advanced to the final in Dubai after their opponents, Chinese Taipei’s Lee Yang and Wang Chi Lin, retired midway out of the semi-final contest yesterday.

After winning the first game 21-18, Satwik and Chirag were trailing 13-14 in the second when the Chinese Taipei duo of Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin pulled out handing the match to the Indian pair.

With this Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy became the first Indian men’s doubles pair to enter the final of the Badminton Asia Championships.

Earlier, Dipu Ghosh and Raman Ghosh, bronze medallists from 1971, were the last Indian men’s doubles pair to reach the semi-finals of the championships.

In another semifinal, Malaysian pair Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi defeated fourth-seeded Japanese pair Takuro Hoki and Yugo Kobayashi 21-6 26-24 today.

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