Indian paddlers Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra, who are in prepartion for the Tokyo Olympics mixed doubles, had five fruitful sessions at the Hall of TT, Nehru Stadium, that concluded on Friday.

“It was really really good. We worked on our footwork and co-ordination with multi-ball training in the morning and played with different partners simulating match situations in the evening,” Sharath told Sportstar after a tiring practice session.

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Sharath praised Manika for improving her doubles game in a short time. “Now she is compact, not making many mistakes. She is sort of settled in her zone. We are trying to get back her confidence she enjoyed in 2018 where she won medals in Commonwealth Games and a bronze with me in the Asian Games,” said the nine-time National champion.

There were technical issues which both…

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