A former top-10 player, Prannoy recovered from a game down to outwit sixth seed Christie 18-21 21-16 23-21 in a thrilling contest
Former world number one Srikanth, who was sharing the room with Praneeth, was also forced to withdraw as per protocols
The highlight of the day was the lion-hearted performance by world no 31 Sameer, who stunned eighth seed Lee 18-21 27-25 21-19 in a thrilling opening match
This was their 12th meeting, and PV Sindhu has extended the head-to-head lead 11-1
The Indian players seemed to struggle with their fitness as none of them could cross the second round at the Thailand Open, the first event of the Asia leg
Saina managed to grab the opening game but ran out of steam in the end, losing 23-21 14-21 16-21 in a match that clocked 68 minutes
Nehwal eased past her first round opponent Selvaduray in straight games, while Srikanth beat compatriot Sourabh Verma; Kashyap chose to retire after he pulled his calf muscle
Kashyap, a former Commonwealth Games champion, was trailing 8-14 in the third game when he chose to retire as he pulled his calf muscle.
Former world number one Srikanth on Tuesday got a bloodied nose after undergoing multiple COVID-19 tests
Earlier, chaos gripped India's campaign when Saina Nehwal was forced out of the Thailand Open following a positive COVID-19 test
The Indian players are being tested for the fourth time following the positive COVID-19 result of star player Saina Nehwal, who was forced out of the tournament
PV Sindhu's loss ended India's campaign in women's singles as the other contender Saina Nehwal was forced out after testing positive for COVID-19 on the eve of the tournament
Saina Nehwal, HS Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap along with RMV Gurusaidutt and Pranaav Chopra had tested positive last month
While PV Sindhu has been training in London for the last two months, Saina Nehwal was down with COVID-19 and has recently recovered from the dreaded disease
The Asia leg in Bangkok consists of two Super 1000 events -- Yonex Thailand Open and Toyota Thailand Open, followed by BWF World Tour Finals
Saina Nehwal is trying hard to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics but her ranking is poor as of now
While Srikanth had participated in the Denmark Super 750 in October, for the rest of the squad, it will be the first event in nearly 10 months
Now all eyes are on the two Super 1000 events -- Yonex Thailand Open (January 12-17) and Toyota Thailand Open (January 19-24) as the world's best returns to action following a prolonged break.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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