Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap marched into the men's singles pre-quarterfinals with a facile straight-game win over Afghanistan's Iqbal Ahmad Shekib in the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here Thursday.
Kashyap, who received a bye in the opening round, beat his Afghani opponent 21-6, 21-6 in just 17 minutes to book a place in the next round.
The Glasgow Commonwealth Games champion breezed through the first game, finishing off his opponent in just eight minutes. (Day 6 Updates)
The second game was not much different with the 28-year-old Indian taking just a minute longer than the first to dispose off the Afghani.