NEW DELHI, April 16: Veteran table tennis player Sharath Kamal on Thursday surpassed compatriot G Sathiyan to become the highest-ranked Indian in the ITTF world rankings, jumping seven spots to reach 31.
The jump in the rankings comes after Sharath�s triumph at the Oman Open last month, when he won his first ITTF title in 10 years.
�Some positive news, amidst all the negativity currently (due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Feels great actually. Just the news I needed while I find myself away from the game during this lockdown,� an elated Sharath said.
His younger team-mate Sathiyan dropped a place to be 32.
The fast-rising Mudit Dani also made notable progress in the rankings as he broke into the top-200 for the first time in his career. � PTI