PBL: After historic brawl, all’s well for Thailand’s baddie boys Bodin Isara, Maneepong Jongjit

PBL: After historic brawl, all’s well for Thailand’s baddie boys Bodin Isara, Maneepong Jongjit

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India loves its Paes-Bhupathi love story, but nothing comes close to the one that bloomed on badminton courts of Thailand. Bodin Isara and Maneepong Jongjit weren’t talking much to each other, for close to a year before the ill-fated 21st of July in 2013. Then all hell broke loose at Richmond in Canada, when the two young Thai Olympians, former doubles partners at London Games 2012, got into an almighty altercation facing each other across the court.

After two verbal spar-offs – “I was rude,” Reuters later quoted Bodin – and Maneepong hurling his racquet at the estranged partner in the course of the final (Maneepong-plus new partner had taken the first game vs Bodin&new partner), Bodin brawled his way into raucous history, to wipe out the radio silence.