For Indian table tennis, Asian-level tournaments have never been easy and, going by the past records, the current form of the players and the level of competition they will face at the upcoming Asian Games starting here Friday, things will not be any different this time as well.
Indian women team`s coach Bhawani Mukherjee today accused reigning national champion K Shamini of shirking away from taking on top players and has lodged a complaint with the TTFI about her "lackadaisical attitude."
India will face stiff competition from teams like Singapore and England in the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship here but the host paddlers have the right blend of experience and talent to finish on the podium, feels chief national coach Bhawani Mukherjee.
Back from a strenuous training stint in China, coach Bhawani Mukherjee is confident that the Indian women paddlers will make a strong statement in the upcoming Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships starting here from May 5.
The Indian Open Global Junior Table Tennis Championship, starting September 28 in Dehra Dun, is important for the Indian paddlers as it will help them in improving their rankings, feels national coach Bhawani Mukherjee.