Indian table tennis star Manika Batra achieved a feat as she has become the Indian first player to maje place into the top 50 of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) world rankings. Batra has climbed up four places to reach the 47th spot in the latest rankings released on Wednesday.
On her achievement, Batra took to her official Twitter handle and wrote, "Delighted to be the first Indian woman to break into the top 50 of the @ittfworld rankings. Will continue to work harder than ever... Thank you everyone for your support."
23-year-old’s compatriot and leading paddler G Sathiyan also moved up three spots to reach his career-best 28 positions in the world rankings. Sathiya too took to his social media to express his pleasure. The Tweet reads, "Record Breaking Feat!! Really happy to share that I became the first ever Indian Table tennis athlete to break into the World top 20’s with my career high WORLD RANKING of 28 in the latest @ittfworld WR list !! @ttfitweet @Ra_THORe @Media_SAI @GoSportsVoices @RamanS22905417, "he tweeted.
Meanwhile, veteran table tennis player Sharath Kamal who recently been conferred with Padma Shri dropped three places to stand at 33rd position.