Beijing: Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal may have hit global headlines with their big wins against China's superstars of badminton but sadly they have not made it into the state-run Chinese media, which played down their herculean achievement.
Top English dailies like China Daily and Global Times which have big sports pages found little or no space for the Indian duo's whitewash of Chinese stars in the $7 lakh China Open, while it found a little mention in the sports programme of the English CCTV. (Also read: Saina says will cherish China Open win for the rest of her life)
China Daily completely ignored the event, while Global Times published a picture of China's superstar badminton player trying to reach a Srikanth volley. (Also read: Saina, Srikanth to lead Indian challenge in Hong Kong)