Thomas Coup: Baddy boys shuttle to historic triumph

Of all the sporting triumphs, and there have been a few of late, India’s Thomas Cup victory should rank among its finest. For one, Indian men were stepping out of the shadow of the women, and while that is victory enough, the all-male huddle was hurriedly scripting a new chapter in Indian sport that has been riddled with the idea of a ‘new India’ every other year, after every small hillock scaled that’s proclaimed as a summit.