Commonwealth Games 2022: Sharath Kamal confident of more medals after India retain TT men’s team gold

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Veteran TT star Sharath Kamal Achanta stated he was assured of extra medals on the Commonwealth Video games after the Indian males’s desk tennis staff clinched the gold medal on the ongoing CWG 2022 in Birmingham on Tuesday.

CWG 2022: Sharath Kamal confident of more medals after India retain TT men's team gold (AP Photo)

CWG 2022: Sharath Kamal assured of extra medals after India retain TT males’s staff gold (AP Picture)

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  • We had been assured that we will win: Harmeet Desai after India retain TT males’s crown
  • The gold was India’s seventh because the sport’s inception in Manchester 2002
  • Sharath Kamal stated he was assured of extra medals after India retain TT males’s staff gold

Achanta Sharath Kamal credited his teammates after the Indian males’s desk tennis staff retained its Commonwealth Video games gold medal after a detailed struggle in opposition to Singapore on Tuesday. The gold was India’s seventh because the sport’s inception in Manchester in 2002. India had been anticipated to beat Singapore however Clarence accounted for veteran Sharath Kamal within the first singles to stage the match at 1-1.

Sharath Kamal, whereas talking completely to India At the moment, stated that he was assured of India successful extra medals within the upcoming Desk Tennis occasions within the ongoing Birmingham video games.

“We knew that Singapore will change their staff within the remaining however on the identical time, the strain was on us as we had been favourites. However the best way we began in doubles, we may put the strain on them. Then in my match, the opponent performed good TT. The win confirmed how sturdy we had been. We’re going to win extra medals in singles, doubles and blended doubles as we’re assured and enjoying good TT,” Sharath Kamal stated.

Harmeet Desai was pleased after outsmarting 133rd-ranked Zhe Yu Clarence Chew 11-8, 11-5, 11-6 within the third singles to make sure India’s third gold males’s staff medal in CWG historical past.

“It was very robust. It was a tricky journey, beating Nigeria within the semi-final, then defeating Singapore twice. All three of us had been in good type and we had been assured that we will win a gold medal,” Harmeet Desai informed India At the moment in an unique interview.

Harmeet and Sathiyan had little problem in getting previous Yong Izaak Que and Ye En Koen Pang within the opening doubles. Sathiyan had given India a 2-1 lead with a 12-10, 7-11, 11-7, 11-4 victory over lower-ranked Pang. The stand-out efficiency got here from India’s third participant, Harmeet.

Sharath had struggled to include Clarence however Harmeet went on the offensive in opposition to the left-hander and ensured that he didn’t get room to go for his highly effective forehand winners. Harmeet’s backhand was additionally on fireplace as he received majority of the lengthy rallies.

Within the first singles, Sharath went down 7-11, 14-12, 3-11,9/11 in opposition to Clarence.

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