Gold Coast (Australia), April 15 (CNMSports) - Indian star Kidambi Srikanth had to remain satisfied with the silver medal after losing to an inspired Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in the men's singles badminton final at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Sunday.
Srikanth had a good start as he won the opening game. But the veteran Malay blew him away in the next two games as Srikanth went down 21-19, 14-21, 14-21 in an hour and five minutes.
This was the fifth CWG title of the Malaysian star's glittering career which has produced three Olympic silvers and four World Championships medals. Sunday's contest was an absorbing battle between the World No.1 Indian and the World No.7 from Malaysia.
Srikanth troubled Lee during the initial stages with his powerful smashes. But Lee shook off his initial troubles to gradually come into own and subdue his younger rival with an awesome performance.