The game has played a huge part in my life

Sportstar - - 40 SUPERSTARS -

8­time Na­tional cham­pion

Be­ing a ta­ble ten­nis player means the world to me. When I started play­ing, I knew it was go­ing to be tough be­cause so many played ta­ble ten­nis at school.

But I got hooked to the game very early and never looked back. For the past four decades and more I have been in­volved with ta­ble ten­nis — as a player, coach and ad­min­is­tra­tor.

The game has played a huge part in my life. For any player of my gen­er­a­tion, to find a men­tion in the Sport­star was a big achieve­ment. We would com­pete fiercely so that we could ex­cel and fig­ure in the Sport­star, which gave a plat­form to every sport in the coun­try.

The write­ups would do jus­tice to our ef­forts on the court. I took great pride when­ever Sport­star ap­pre­ci­ated my per­for­mance.

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