Dipa Karmakar, BMW and a prize of plight: Hyderabad Badminton body chief to talk to gymnast
V Chamundeswarinath who gifted the BMW which Dipa Karmakar wants to return owing to maintenance issues, on Wednesday said he will have a word with the gymnast on the difficulties she is facing in handling the vehicle.
Hyderabad: Hyderabad District Badminton Association (HBA) president V Chamundeswarinath, who gifted the luxury car which Dipa Karmakar wants to return owing to maintenance issues, on Wednesday said he will have a word with the gymnast on the difficulties she is facing in handling the vehicle.
"We will discuss with her. Whatever Dipa is comfortable with, we will look into it; if not BMW car," Chamundeswarinath told PTI at Hyderabad.
Karmakar had indicated about difficulties in the maintenance of a BMW car, which was handed over to her by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar.
"The idea of gifting cars to the sportspersons was to encourage them to do better," he said.
Rio Olympics medallists PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Karmakar, who narrowly missed out on a medal, were gifted with luxury cars by Chamundeswarinath for their achievements in the Rio Olympics.
Tendulkar, who was the Goodwill Ambassador of the Indian team at Rio Olympics, handed over the keys of the vehicles to them at a function held at the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy here on 28 August.
Vala had a huge role in Papua New Guinea making the main tournament, which starts on 17 October in the UAE and Oman. He was the leading run-scorer for his team in the qualifiers with 197 runs in eight matches.
It was a second straight 5-0 win for India, with the team having beaten the Netherlands by an identical margin on Sunday.
With Saina Nehwal and the Chirag Shetty-Satwiksairaj Rankireddy pair back in the team, India will look to forget the Sudirman Cup disappointment and produce a strong performance in the men's and women's team events