Sharat Kamal will lead the Indian contingent at the World Table Tennis Championships 2017 to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany from 29 May to 5 June. Kamal and his compatriots are leaving no stone unturned in their preparations after having reached the venue on May 11th itself.
Given that the world championships are all about individual performances, each member of the Indian contingent will be looking to give a good account of themselves. However, despite this scenario, the vast majority of Indian hopes will be pinned on Kamal’s performance.
Moreover, not only has Kamal led the Indian challenge in previous world championships, he was in particularly good touch
The other male members of the Indian squad include Soumyajit Ghosh (83), G. Sathiyan (125), and Harmeet Desai (95). Meanwhile, India’s women contingent consists of Madhurika Patkar, the reigning national champion, Manika Batra (103), Mouma Das and Ayhika Mukherjee, who will be making her world championships debut.
The squad is currently undergoing an intensive camp at the venue as preparation for the event under the watchful eyes of foreign coach Massimo Costantini and former national champion Soumyadeep Roy, who was drafted in by Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) as the second coach.
Speaking of India’s chances at the most prestigious event on the ITTF calendar Massimo said, "We have had good training sessions since we arrived here on May 11. The players are put
"Well, I will be happy if our players put their best foot forward and try hard. The worlds are the toughest competition and a couple of good rounds mean you are closer to the round of 32. We will see how it goes from there."