Ghosh leaves coach fuming

Ghosh leaves coach fuming

All is not well in the Rio-bound Indian table tennis camp as country’s top player Soumyajit Ghosh’s decision to give walkover at a domestic event after refusing to play with a certain kind of ball left chief national coach Bhawani Mukherjee and TTFI top brass fuming.

The incident happened on Thursday at the Inter-Institutional TT Championship, where Ghosh turned up for his employers PSPB and gave a walk-over in the individual event.

The reason being the use of GKI balls and not the DHS balls which will be used in Rio. However senior pro and veteran Sharath Kamal, due to play his third Olympics, had no problems with the ball.

“I am not happy at all with Ghosh’s attitude. When a big player like Sharath has no problem in playing, he should also be playing with Rio just round the corner,” Mukherjee said.

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