Kochi | In an exciting encounter with an upsetting victory, Telangana girl, Rituparna Das, handed out 21-14 and 21-18 defeat to international player P C Thulasi of Kerala in the team badminton championship event today.
The maiden appearance of Telengana after the formation of a new state dividing Andhra Pradesh, Rituparana did her state proud as she did not find any nervousness of a beginner while taking on an international player like Thulasi.
In the first set, the girl did not give any room for a fight to the Kerala girl, Thulasi, as she maintained the lead right from the start. However, from a 8-11 deficit, the Kerala girl managed to level the score at 13 all.
Once the score was level, the confident Thulasi came to the fight and due to poor judgement about a return, paid heavy price. She thought that the return of Das was out of the line and did not try to take the return.
However, despite her request for the point, the umpire denied and after that her tempo got lost and the disappointed Kerala girl lost rhythm and committed continuous errors, which helped her opponent add points one after another.
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