Commonwealth Games 2018: Indian paddler Sanil Shetty describes his men's doubles bronze medal as most memorable

Mumbai: Inducted into the Indian table tennis team at the last moment, Sanil Shetty bagged a bronze in men's doubles event at the Commonwealth Games and described it as "most memorable".

"This medal will be my most memorable medal because if you win you (are) there on the podium but if you lose its nothing... so it was a do or die situation for me and Harmeet (Desai)... and we did what was exactly needed to win that bronze medal," Shetty told PTI in a message.

Sanil Shetty celebrates winning a point during his clash against the Yoddhas. Image courtesy: UTT

File image of Sanil Shetty from UTT. He recently won the men's doubles bronze medal at CWG 2018. Image courtesy: UTT

Harmeet and Shetty sailed past Singapore's Poh Shao Feng Ethan and Pang Yew En Koen 3-0 (11-5, 11-6, 12-10) in the bronze medal match.

"I'm really happy to add this extra medal to the Indian medal tally and to come back to India with 2 medals, a gold and a bronze," Shetty added.

Shetty was inducted into the team in place of Soumyajit Ghosh.

He was also part of the Indian men's Table team which bagged the gold medal in the CWG after they outclassed Nigeria 3-0 in the final.

"Really big thanks to TTFI (Table Tennis Federation of India), SAI (Sports Authority of India), our coach and the supporting staff," he signed off.

Updated Date: Apr 16, 2018 17:08 PM

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