Chirag Shetty

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Chirag Shetty
Personal information
Birth nameChirag Chandrashekhar Shetty[1]
CountryIndia
Born (1997-07-04) 4 July 1997 (age 25)
Mumbai, India
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
HandednessRight
Men's & mixed doubles
Highest ranking7 (MD 12 November 2019)
413 (XD 27 August 2015)
Current ranking7 (MD 22 March 2022)
BWF profile

Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty (born 4 July 1997) is an Indian badminton player.[2][3] He and his partner, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, are the first men's doubles pair from India to be ranked inside the top 10 of the BWF World Ranking, with a career-high ranking of 7.He won gold medal at 2022 Commonwealth games in men’s doubles [4]

Career

In 2018, Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy played a crucial role in earning India a historic gold medal in the mixed team event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where they also won the men's doubles silver.[5]

In 2019, Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy became the first Indian doubles pair to win a BWF Superseries or BWF World Tour (Super 500+) title, when they won the Thailand Open title, beating the Chinese pair of Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen in the final.[6] They followed it up with a runner-up finish at the 2019 French Open, where they lost in the final to the Indonesian pair of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo.[7]

In 2021, Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy lost to the Indonesian duo of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan in the second round to crash out of the 2020 Yonex Thailand Open.[8] In July, he and Rankireddy competed at the 2020 Summer Olympics, but were eliminated in the group stage, following a loss to Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo. However, they were the only pair in the entire tournament who defeated eventual gold medalists Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin, whom they had narrowly beaten in their first group stage encounter.[9] In December, Shetty and Rankireddy qualified for the BWF World Tour Finals for the first time in their career, but withdrew from the tournament after a loss in their first group stage match to the Danish pair of Kim Astrup and Anders Skaarup Rasmussen.

In 2022, Shetty and Rankireddy showed stone-cold nerves as they turned the tables on a losing match. Having lost the first set to the Indonesian duo of Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and Mohammad Ahsan, they displayed immense perseverance and tenacity to win the second set and finish the third set at 21-19, giving India a 2-0 lead over Indonesia. This was pivotal in helping India bag its maiden Thomas Cup Trophy. Speculations from ecstatic fans as posted in an article in the Times of India suggest that this laurel could also demarcate the changing landscape of Indian badminton for the better![10]

Achievements

Commonwealth Games

Men's doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre,
Gold Coast, Australia
India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy England Marcus Ellis
England Chris Langridge
13–21, 16–21 Silver Silver
2022 National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy England Ben Lane
England Sean Vendy
21–15, 21–13 Gold Gold

BWF World Tour (3 titles, 2 runners-up)

The BWF World Tour, which was announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018,[11] is a series of elite badminton tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tours are divided into levels of World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.[12]

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Level Partner Opponent Score Result
2018 Hyderabad Open Super 100 India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy Indonesia Akbar Bintang Cahyono
Indonesia Moh Reza Pahlevi Isfahani
21–16, 21–14 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2018 Syed Modi International Super 300 India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy Indonesia Fajar Alfian
Indonesia Muhammad Rian Ardianto
11–21, 20–22 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2019 Thailand Open Super 500 India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy China Li Junhui
China Liu Yuchen
21–19, 18–21, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 French Open Super 750 India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy Indonesia Marcus Fernaldi Gideon
Indonesia Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo
18–21, 16–21 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Runner-up
2022 India Open Super 500 India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
21–16, 26–24 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner

BWF International Challenge/Series (6 titles)

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 Mauritius International India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy India Dhruv Kapila
India Saurabh Sharma
21–12, 21–16 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 India International Series India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy Malaysia Goh Sze Fei
Malaysia Nur Izzuddin
8–11, 11–5, 7–11, 11–8, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Tata Open India International India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy India Arjun M.R.
India Ramchandran Shlok
10–12, 11–9, 11–7, 11–5 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2016 Bangladesh International India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy India M. Anilkumar Raju
India Venkat Gaurav Prasad
17–21, 21–7, 21–8 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2017 Vietnam International India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy Thailand Trawut Potieng
Thailand Nanthakarn Yordphaisong
17–21, 21–9, 21–15 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
2019 Brazil International India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy Netherlands Jelle Maas
Netherlands Robin Tabeling
21–14, 21–18 1st place, gold medalist(s) Winner
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament

Record against selected opponents

Men's doubles results with Satwiksairaj Rankireddy against Year-end Finals finalists, World Championships semifinalists, and Olympic quarterfinalists. Accurate as of 21 February 2022.[13]

References

  1. ^ "Participants: Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty". Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation. Archived from the original on 5 August 2021. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Players: Chirag Shetty". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Player Profile of Chirag Shetty". Badminton Association of India. Archived from the original on 23 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty, Sai Praneeth achieve career-best badminton rankings". India Today. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  5. ^ "BAI recommends Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty and Sameer Verma for Arjuna Awards". India Today. Retrieved 3 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Thailand Open: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty 1st Indian doubles pair to win Super 500 title". India Today. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  7. ^ "French Open: Satwik and Chirag finish men's doubles runners-up after losing final to Sukamuljo-Fernaldi". India Today. Retrieved 12 February 2022.
  8. ^ "Thailand Open: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty crash out in 2nd round". India Today. 14 January 2021. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
  9. ^ "Rankireddy Satwiksairaj". Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Archived from the original on 5 August 2021. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  10. ^ Manne Ratnakar (15 May 2022). "India trounce Indonesia to clinch Thomas Cup | Badminton News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  11. ^ Alleyne, Gayle (19 March 2017). "BWF Launches New Events Structure". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  12. ^ Sukumar, Dev (10 January 2018). "Action-Packed Season Ahead!". Badminton World Federation. Archived from the original on 13 January 2018. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Chirag Shetty's Profile – Head To Head". Retrieved 28 August 2019.

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