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In pictures: Moments from India's first-ever Thomas Cup win

India created history on Sunday, by winning the iconic badminton championship Thomas Cup against Indonesia. The Indian shuttlers won three straight matches — two in men’s singles and a men’s doubles match — to seal the championship. India’s Kidambi Srikanth defeated Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie in the final tie of the day, before earning a lead of 2-0.

Earlier in the day, India’s doubles Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won 18-21, 23-21, 21-19 for the most sensational victory of their career against Mohammad Ahsan and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, Lakshya Sen defeated Anthony Ginting by 8-21, 21-17, 21-16 in a thrilling tie.

India’s win stoked celebration among the players and it brought only joy to the fans who saw the historic moment unfurling in front of their eyes. Here’s a look at some of the best moments from India’s win:

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Lakshya Sen stood up and hugged his opponent Anthony Ginting after winning the first match of the tie. It was a moment of great sportsmanship on display.

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An elated Indian men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty shaking hands with their opponents after winning their tie 18-21, 23-21, 21-19.

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Kidambi Srikanth hugs his Indonesian opponent Jonatan Christie after winning the championship for India.

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Indian men’s badminton team huddles up after winning the Thomas Cup for the first time.

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The Indian men’s badminton team stands on the podium with the Thomas Cup title and medals in their hands.

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Young shuttler Priyanshu Rajawat comes out from the stand to give a hug to the experienced Kidambi Srikanth to saw it through for India to win the title.

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Young shuttler Priyanshu Rajawat being asked by his teammates to lead out first to hold the coveted Thoma Cup trophy.

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Chirag Shetty celebrates in joy and removes his jersey, giving us a deja vu of Sourav Gaanguly’s celebration at the Lord’s

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