Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth out from the quarter-finals of Malaysia Open Badminton tournament. Olympic champion Chen Long of China defeated him 21-18, 21-19 on the fourth day of the tournament. With the defeat of Kidambi, the Indian challenge ended in the tournament. In the match against Long, Kidambi was leading the first game 16-11 at one time. After this, the Chinese shuttle returned to the game and let Kidambi make only 2 points while making 10 points in itself and making a 1-0 lead in the match.
On the other side In women’s singles, PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Men’s singles, HS Pranav and Sameer Verma have already been eliminated from the game.
In the second game, Kidambi was trailing behind 11-17. However, he returned and scored the score 17-17, but after that, he could not retain his goals, and Long scored four points, while Kidambi could make a mark.
This is the sixth defeat of Kidambi against Long. There has been a confrontation between them so far 7 times. Kidambi has succeeded in winning only once. Kidambi defeated Long 22-20, 21-16 in the Australian Open in 2017.