In BWF Badminton World Championship 2021, viewers are expected to witness a stiff contest between two Indian shuttlers as Lakshya Sen will face in-form Kidambi Srikanth in the semi-final clash in Huelva today. Sen became the first Indian male shuttler to secure a medal in his maiden world meet appearance as he made his way to the last-four round of the prestigious event.
The match is scheduled to start at 2.30 pm IST. While Srikanth had it easy against Dutch shuttler Mark Caljouw, winning the contest 21-8, 21-7, Lakshya was made to work hard before overcoming Zhao Junpeng with a scoreline of 21-15, 15-21, 22-20.
However, it was the end of PV Sindhu’s campaign as she failed to defend the title she won in 2019, losing to Tai Tzu Ying 17-21, 13-21 in the quarter-finals.
Only two other men have won medals at the World Championships – Prakash Padukone (1983, bronze), and B Sai Praneeth (2019, bronze) as of now.