Anthony Amalraj is a two-time nationwide champion© AFP
Veteran desk tennis participant Anthony Amalraj, member of the bronze medal-winning males’s aspect on the 2018 Asian Video games, has determined in opposition to becoming a member of his teammates on the ongoing nationwide camp in Sonepat as a precautionary measure after recovering from COVID-19. Amalraj, additionally a two-time nationwide champion, feared for his life in a Chennai hospital after contracting the virus final month. His dad and mom additionally obtained contaminated, including to the concern. Nonetheless, all have recovered now with Amalraj being discharged from the hospital on October 25.
“The coaching can wait. It was simply the worst week of my life once I was within the hospital. Fortunately for me and my dad and mom, we recovered shortly from the virus. Everyone knows how lethal it may be. Grateful to god that we’re okay now,” the 34-year-old informed PTI from Chennai.
Amalraj plans to remain at residence for at the least one other month and has not thought of resuming coaching but. “Since I had a chest an infection, the physician has suggested me relaxation for one more couple of weeks. I do not need to take any danger. Solely after I really feel 100 per cent, I’ll take into consideration getting again to enjoying,” he added.
The highest gamers, led by Sharath Kamal, have lastly gathered in Sonepat for a 42-day lengthy camp after coaching of their respective residence cities for six months because of the pandemic.
Different main gamers like G Sathiyan and Harmeet Desai, who had membership commitments in Europe, are but to the be a part of the camp. Final week, tragedy struck the desk tennis fraternity with TTFI senior vice-president S M Sultan succumbing to COVID-19. The pandemic additionally took the lifetime of his spouse and mom.
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