India Open 2019: Shubhankar Dey’s surprise package

first_img Rohit Paniker New DelhiMarch 28, 2019UPDATED: March 28, 2019 11:36 IST India Open 2019: Shubhankar Dey came from behind to upset the fourth seed of the tournament. (BAI Photo)For every point Shubankar Dey won, the crowd roared with him. For every pump fist, he was welcomed with the slogans of ‘Chakk de Phatte’ rang louder. Dey’s epic 14-21, 22-20, 21-11 win on Wednesday, against World No. 9 Tommy Sugiarto is no lesser than a fairytale.The 25-year-old is not in the scheme of the national team, doesn’t have a physio neither does he have a personal coach. He wins his matches solely on high intensity and his never-ending energy.The course of his style of play stretched to such an extent, that Dey broke four of his racquets during the match. He later had to borrow two from fellow countrymate Ajay Jayaram.”I like to engage with the crowd. That’s my style, that’s how I play. I think it’s important for me to be at the highest level of my energy. I broke four of my racquets due to this. I had to borrow two from Ajay. It happens to me always. I only carry six racquets during a tournament. There have been instances where I actually ran to buy more racquets because I broke all,” he said.”It becomes tough sometimes to keep up this energy. I don’t have a personal physio. At times, physios travelling with the Indian team help me out but otherwise, it gets difficult. I go through a lot of cuts and bruises. I usually depend on pain-killers to get through,” added Dey, who had coach Pullela Gopichand pulling the strings from his corner.advertisementGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Shubhankar DeyFollow India Open 2019 India Open 2019: Shubhankar Dey’s surprise packageIndia Open 2019: Shubhankar Dey pulled off a remarkable comeback to beat world No.9 Tommy Sugiarto in the first round of his home BWF event on Wednesday.advertisementlast_img

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