World No. 3 Lakshya opened strongly against his Malaysian rival and finished the quarterfinals in just 31 minutes. He defeated a strong advantage in the first match, in which his opponent was a silent observer.
But in the second game, the Malaysian did well with Lakshya and was split only by a few points. The Indian used his court craft and managed to lead.
In the semifinals, Lakshya will take part in capturing the highest statue of Kunlavut Vitidsarn from Thailand, who sold the Indonesian Alberto Alvin Yulianto 21-14, 21-17.
"He is a very good player and I'm aware of it, I will have to stand on my feet to defeat him." I am ready for the challenge, "said Lakshya.
However, the Indian Vishnu Vardhan Panjala and Srikrishna Sai Podile could not go any further because the duo went to the quarterfinals in the Koreans Tae Yang Shin and Chan Wang. The tenth seeded Korean won 21-11, 21-8 in the men's quarter-finals.
The Indian double pair did not match the Koreans who worked in tandem and complimented themselves with a better show, especially on the net.