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Good chance to recover from bad form: Sharath

He might have been the flag-bearer of Indian table tennis but lack of form in the last two years hasn’t helped his cause, and now Achantha Sharath Kamal is keen to give his 100 per cent in the Commonwealth championships, starting here on Sunday.

“There has been a slump in my form in the last two years. I have not been at my best. But I am confident that I will recover. These (Commonwealth) championship could be the platform,” says Sharath Kamal, the highest-ranked Indian in the world.

Though the 69th ranked Indian has been outplayed a number of times by the upcoming talents at the domestic circuit, he seemed content with his overall performance. “I am doing reasonably well internationally but not in tournaments. Medals here in the home championship will boost my confidence,” the 31-year-old said.  The Commonwealth Championships have been a happy hunting ground for Sharath. He bagged an individual gold in the 2004 edition, followed by a victory in the men’s doubles competition along with Subhajit Saha in 2009.
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