The star shuttler feels there are no easy games on the BWF Tour nowadays.
Editorial director Mathews Varghese presented cash prizes and a gold medal each to the trio at a function held at the Malayala Manorama office in Panampilly Nagar.
It appeared that the Indians reserved their best for the final where they blanked favourites Indonesia 3-0 to lift the Thomas Cup in style.
Love of country is an elemental emotion like one’s love for one’s mother.
The world no took just 37 minutes to get the better of Sim Yu Jin, 21-16 21-13.
Srikanth, seeded eighth in the BWF Super 500 tournament, won his first round match against Brice Leverdez of France 18-21, 21-10, 21-16 in 49 minutes.
The Indian men's badminton team, which won the prestigious Thomas Cup on Sunday, operated collaboratively in pursuit of a common objective just like a team competing in a relay race, says U Vimal Kumar.
Padukone has no doubt that the Thomas Cup triumph is Indian badminton's watershed moment and there is a need to capitalise and build on this stupendous success.
The 29-year-old from Thiruvananthapuram won India's decisive singles in quarterfinals and semifinals against superpowers Malaysia and Denmark.
World Championships medallists Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and doubles players Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy delivered when it mattered the most to stun the 14-time champions.