Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth who is in Bangkok right now along with the Indian contingent has hit out at the authorities for a rather unpleasant experience during his Covid-19 swab test. Srikanth took to Twitter to share his displeasure. He wrote, "We take care of ourselves for the match not to come and shed blood for THIS . However , I gave 4 tests after I have arrived and I can’t say any of them have been pleasant . Unacceptable."
The pictures shared by Srikanth clearly shows that he is bleeding from his nose.
The former world No. 1 and 2012 Thailand Open men's champion Kidambi Srikanth will start his campaign against fellow Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma. Whoever wins, may come up against another Indian HS Prannoy, if he sees off Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia in his first-round match.
Srikanth is not the only Indian shuttler who expressed displeasure, Saina Nehwal too was not happy about the way she was intimated of her coronavirus positive result and said she was left confused as she was told about her positive test right before the warm-up for her Thailand Open match on Tuesday. As a result, Saina was withdrawn from the tournament. She was sent to a hospital quarantine for a minimum of 10 days. Her fellow shuttler and husband Parupalli Kashyap was asked to quarantine, as he was sharing the room with Nehwal.
Now, the latest reports suggest that both Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy, have withdrawn the Thailand Open.