With Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi similar to work together in a arriving Davis Cup compare opposite Uzbekistan, former Indian tennis captain Naresh Kumar feels that a “Mahabharata” was over.
Terming a duo’s long-standing differences as ‘Mahabharata’, a imaginary epic, Kumar said: “It is good that a Mahabharata is over.
“Whether they are unequivocally during assent or not, we can't say. But it is a good pointer if they are going to come together,” the 78-year-old pronounced during a Dakshin Kalikata Sansad Sports Complex today.
“If they can get together it will be improved for us. The news of their quarrel a few years ago was not nice. Let us wish that with Bhupathi entrance behind in Indian Davis Cup team, there is reconciliation.”
India take on Uzbekistan in a second turn compare of Group 1 Asia/Oceania subsequent month in Bangalore with Bhupathi as a non-playing captain for a patrol featuring Paes.
The AITA preference cabinet has named 4 singles players — Ramkumar Ramanathan, Yuki Bhambri, Prajnesh Gunneswaran and N Sriram Balaji — and dual doubles players — Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes — in a six-member patrol that will be pruned to 4 by Bhupathi.
Paes might be 43 though a 1996 Olympic bronze medallist still has it in him to win matches, Kumar said.
“It is a really formidable to answer when he would retire. But if we watch closely Leander’s doubles or churned doubles matches, he is a one winning a essential points. You have to have that certainty and a panache to be still doing that. The other boys maybe improved players, though on a essential arise this associate is putting his neck forward. So that is his biggest quality,” pronounced Kumar.
Kumar also hailed Swiss good Roger Federer who during 35 won his 18th Grand Slam by lifting Australian Open with a five-setter win over Rafael Nadal.
“The tip is his backhand. And we know how that backhand came? Because many of his opponents were aggressive his backhand all a time and with use his backhand became strong. we consider he has change and change is the essence of life. Otherwise it is not easy to win a Grand Slam during a age of 35.
“It’s formidable to call anyone a greatest. The greatest can usually be assessed with a vicinity one has. we consider he is so distant a biggest player,” he sealed off.
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