The Indian badminton team has made the country proud by defeating 14-time champion Indonesia and winning the 2022 Thomas Cup. The country’s men’s badminton team defeated Indonesia 3-0 in the final.
Interestingly, the win, which is also the country’s first win in a prestigious tournament, has a Bollywood connection with the men’s badminton team’s doubles coach Matthias Boye, who is the boyfriend of former Danish badminton player, actor Tapsi Pannu.
Therefore, while everyone is praising Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth, Sattviksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Sethi for their big win, Tapsi Pannu is praising her boyfriend Matthias Boy for contributing to the historic victory.
Tapasi, to congratulate the team and show her affection for her boyfriend, went on Instagram and posted a few stories with the caption “The boys did it. The first Thomas Cup for India. He tagged the whole team in the post.
Tapsi Pannu, in one of her Instagram stories, shared a picture of a player embracing Matthias and wrote, “Mr. Coach you made us proud,” tagging Matthias.
Matthias Bow is an Olympic medalist and won silver in the men’s doubles for Denmark at the 2012 Games. Boye won many titles in doubles and team games before retiring in 2020 to become a coach.
Tapsi has been continuously routing for India throughout the tournament and has not failed to share updates on social media.
Tapsi and Matthias met a few years ago after he went to watch a game. Tapsi has also revealed in the past how they then connected on Twitter and formed a friendship, which soon turned into romance.
“I’ve always wanted to be with someone from outside the industry,” Tapsi Pannu told Brides Today while talking about her relationship with Boy. Fortunately, very early in my career, I met the person I was comfortable with … Our perspectives are so diverse and varied that our conversations are still interesting and engaging. Even after so many years, cultural exchange is still so beautiful. “
For India, it was an incredible week for their badminton team as the country had never reached the final of the most prestigious event in the world before. The Indian men had previously reached the Thomas Cup semifinals in 1952, 1955 and 1979.
The Thomas Cup is one of the most prestigious badminton tournaments and is held every two years, with national teams from around the world participating in singles and doubles. The 2022 edition was the first time India reached the final and won in the end.