As a result of a lower back ailment, 10-time national table tennis champion Sharath Kamal withdrew from the 36th National Games.
Due to a back injury, Sharath Kamal was forced to leave the quarterfinal
Ahead of Soumyajit Ghosh, he had a 7-11, 12-10, 11-8, and 6-1 advantage in their quarterfinal match.
Sharath was the favourite heading into the National Games after a remarkable performance at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, where he won three gold and a silver.
“There’s no significant damage. With rest, he should recover in 48 hours after experiencing lower back spasms, according to his physiotherapist.
After the CWG, Sharath acknowledged that he hadn’t put in a lot of effort in his preparation for the National Games. In addition, he had declared that he will not compete in the forthcoming World TT table tennis team Championships, which will start on September 30 in Chengdu, China.
G Sathiyan will take charge of the team for the first time in his unavailability.
Indian table tennis pro Sharath Kamal plays the game. He is the first Indian to ever win the Senior National Championship ten times in table tennis. surpassing the previous record held by Kamlesh Mehta, an eight-time national champion. He received the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honour in India, in 2019.
At the age of 4, Sharath’s father introduced him to table tennis. Sharath was trained to be a professional paddler by his father and uncle Muralidhar Rao. They taught him the rules of the game. His father and uncle both played and coached at the state and national levels.
In May 2021, his ITTF world rating was 32. In the 28th Asian Cup, held in Jaipur in 2015, he defeated Chuang Chih-yuan and Joo Se Hyuk, ranked 8 and 16 in the world, respectively. At the 16th Commonwealth table tennis competition, held in Kuala Lumpur in 2004, Sharath won the men’s singles gold medal. He was given the Arjuna award in 2004.