Leander Paes’ searing comments on India’s combinations for the last two Olympics after the Davis Cup tie against Spain in New Delhi got intense reactions from both Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, who took to Twitter to express their displeasure.
The reference to the mixed doubles combination was an immediate feedback of Sania and Bopanna’s execution at the Rio Olympics. They had lost in the semifinal against Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram before going down in the bronze award play-off too.
Paes had said that the AITA had chosen the wrong mixed doubles pair, demanding that it ought to have been him and Sania.
India’s men’s doubles pair at the 2016 Olympics contained Paes and a hesitant Bopanna, whose unique decision of accomplice was Saketh Myneni.
His views, be that as it may, evoked stinging reactions from Sania and Bopanna.
“The ONLY way to win with a toxic person, is not to play!!! #karmaiswatching #zenmode,” Sania wrote on her Twitter handle.
Sania’s message was retweeted by Bopanna who additionally tweeted his dismay later.
“At it again!! …the usual ploy to stay in the news by slanging fellow players in media. #Patriotism,” the doubles specialist wrote on Twitter.