Table Tennis fans learn tips and tricks on Twitter from India’s best paddlers, Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: May 15, 2020, 05:40 PM(IST)

Table Tennis fans learn tips and tricks on Twitter from India’s best paddlers, Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran Photograph:( AFP )

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While the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown has moved sports enthusiasts and newbies indoors, halting their regular practice sessions, they have managed to turn the tables on these limitations and are finding new ways to carry on. Adding to the momentum, Indian table tennis players Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran joined the conversation on Twitter and shared interesting tips and tricks.

While the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown has moved sports enthusiasts and newbies indoors, halting their regular practice sessions, they have managed to turn the tables on these limitations and are finding new ways to carry on. With no access to the outdoors, people are reinventing how they play sports with the resources available to them at home, and to that end, have got their creative juices flowing. 

Adding to the momentum, Indian table tennis players Manika Batra and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran joined the conversation on Twitter and shared interesting tips and tricks.

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Commenting on this, Manika Batra, Indian star paddler said, “It feels great to engage with people during this lockdown. Twitter is a great place to have conversations and I am glad that we are able to spread and create awareness about staying fit while at home through the service. I hope this will motivate fans to stay positive and active during these difficult times.”

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Both the players also interacted with fans through Twitter Q&As and answered questions on the service. Manika shared her quarantine routine, her favourite Bollywood actors and gave an encouraging message for young players, whereas, Sathiyan answered questions on players he follows, his favourite childhood cartoon and revealed that he would love to have a match with master blaster Sachin Tendulkar.

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Recently, the Pandya brothers too challenged each other to a game of at-home table tennis.

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In fact, they are not the only ones. Twitter India  asked people to send pictures of their makeshift table tennis set-ups and they reverted with some jaw-dropping videos, including para-badminton athlete Manasi Nayana Joshi, take a look:

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Stay tuned as real-time conversations around the table tennis and other sports continue to unfold on Twitter.

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