India’s No. 1 says Quadri will be a big threat in Gold Coast

India’s No. 1 says Quadri will be a big threat in Gold Coast

Ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia; India’s highest rank­ed player, Sathiyan Gnanas­ekaran has admitted that Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri is the most feared player for the Asian team.

“There are a lot of good players coming to the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. We have players li­ke Nigeria’s Aruna Quadri, England’s duo of Paul Drinkhall and Liam Pitchford as well as Singapore’s Gao Ning and they will certainly be tou­gh competitors.

“But I must pick out Aruna Quadri because he is one of the biggest threats for the In­dian team as he is a great player and has been playing very well in the last few years,” he said.

Gnanasekaran who is ranked 50th in world according to the February 2018 rating by the ITTF however added that they are working hard to neutralize the Nigerian and African star come April when the competition begins.

“I think we are well prepared and working out str­ategies to face the strong Nigerian in Gold Coast,” he said.

The 2017 Spanish Op­en champion who will be making his debut at the Commonwealth Games has also set a target of three gold medals for himself; adding that he believes the Indian team has a good chance of claiming gold at the team event.

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