Following PV Sindhu departure, Saint Nehwal was the last hope of India in winning this contest. However, she lost the game to Tai Tzu Ying.
Before Friday’s game, India lost 12 games in a row versus the Taiwan shuttler. The story remained the same as Nehwal also bowed down in the game, with the scoreline(15-12),(19-21) in a short interval of 37 minutes.
Saina Nehwal had the chances to win this shield. To add one more fame to her belt, but she lost the game at the end, and her husband Parupalli Kashyap was quite vocal and angry during the match.
Many times during the match, he was seen signalling Nehwal to play dominating shots in the match, if you want to win. “If you want to win the game, you should be disciplined. You are paying some stupid and unnecessary shots that are helping the opponent to score against you”, said Kashyap during the break. As a result of his suggestion, Saina upped his game and finished that set with a high, approaching his opponents to score line and finished it with 12-14. However, Tai keeps on dominating the game and ended the opening game with 21-15.
Kashyap after this set, yet again approached to Saina and instructed to not play loose shots as she may lose the game. “Control kar ke maar, last me maar Rahi hai”, said Kashyap. Kashyap also instructed her to play in a disciplined way and attack her if she wants to win the game.
Kashyap during the course of the whole match keeps on instructing his better-half so that she may recover and may win. But in the end, she was on the losing side, and as the outset of PV Sindhu the last hope Saina also lost the match.