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‘My identity is table tennis, table tennis’ identity is not Sharath Kamal’

DNMUM429862 | 1/13/2019 | Author : Rutvick Mehta | WC :2085

Ace Indian paddler Sharath Kamal talks to Rutvick Mehta after winning record-breaking 9th National title

Sharath Kamal placed his hands on his head, fell on to his knees, collapsed on the ground and lay there for a good 10 seconds. Then, after hugging his opponent and taking a round of the table, he thundered a loud roar with both his arms up in the air. The dramatic celebration provided a glimpse of what it meant for Sharath to win a ninth singles National title, with a topsy-turvy 4-3 (11-13 11-5 11-6 5-11 10-12 11-6 14-12) victory over G Sathiyan in a high-quality title clash in Cuttack earlier this week. The feat not only broke Kamlesh Mehta’s long-standing record of eight National titles, it also etched Sharath’s name as the GOAT of Indian table tennis. In this chat with DNA, the world No. 30 speaks on all of that and more:
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