India shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday bowed out of the ongoing Indian Open 2022 at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall in New Delhi.
The Iconic shuttler lost to Malvika Bansod in two straight games by 21-17, 21-9 in a match that lasted 35 minutes.
The 31-year-old Nehwal was trailing 5-7 in the first game, and Malvika was in no mood to let this advantage and she ended up winning the first game 21-17.
Bansod then did not look back, and she continued with her momentum, winning the match inside 35 minutes.
Notably, Saina was recently involved in a controversy with actor Siddharth, who made an alleged sexist remark against the shuttler. However, Siddharth has apologised for her tweet on Saina.
The 43-year-old actor had quote retweeted Saina's tweet on PM Modi's security breach and used a sexist term, which hurt the sentiments of Saina and her family.