“Satwik pulled his left hip adductor, so decided to concede the match,” Chirag instructed PTI.
Earlier, the Badminton Affiliation of India (BAI) had stated in an replace that Satwik had suffered a groin damage.
The World No. 5 Indian pair was scheduled to tackle China’s Liu Yu Chen and Ou Xuan Yi, who had claimed the BWF World Tour Finals in December final 12 months, within the spherical of 16.
Satwik and Chirag had claimed a semi-final end on the Malaysia Open Tremendous 1000 match in Kuala Lumpur final week.
The pair broke new floor in 2022, profitable two World tour titles — the India Open Tremendous 500 and French Open Tremendous 750 –, securing the Commonwealth Video games gold, anchoring India’s epic Thomas Cup triumph, and bagging a maiden bronze on the World Championships.