Who are the top Indian players at the Ultimate Table Tennis Season 4?
Manika Batra became the first Indian to win a medal (bronze while partnering Achanta Sharath Kamal) at Asian Games in 2018. In 2022, she became the first woman to win an Asian Cup medal; a bronze. She bagged two gold medals, a silver and a bronze at the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
Manika Batra (WR 38, Bengaluru Smashers)
Achanta Sharath Kamal (WR 54, Chennai Lions)
Sharath Kamal is also a 10-time national champion. He won the historic bronze at the 2018 Asian Games. In the Season 3 of UTT, Sharath secured the championship title for Chennai Lions by defeating Sathiyan Gnanasekaran’s Dabang Delhi TTC in the final. Retained by Chennai Lions for Season 4, Sharath has been part of all editions of UTT.
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran (WR 60, Dabang Delhi TTC)
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran achieved a career-best world ranking of 24 in 2019, making him the first Indian paddler to break into the world top 25. The Arjuna awardee spearheaded Dabang Delhi TTC’s title charge in UTT Season 3 helping them reach the finals. He was retained by the franchise for the upcoming edition after having participated in every edition so far.
Harmeet Desai (WR 71, Goa Challengers)
Desai has been a consistent performer. He was part of the squad that won gold in the men’s team event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and gold at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Harmeet also had a spectacular 2019 where he won the gold in men’s doubles, mixed doubles and men’s team events at the South Asian Games.