During the nationwide lockdown, where the friendship between veteran Leander Paes and his partner in doubles Mahesh Bhupathi grew, it continued to increase differences between Babita and Jwala.
- Countrywide lockdown till 3 May as a defense against the Corona virus, also a major impact on the sports world
- Wrestler Babita Phogat took trouble on social media, Jwala Gutta appealed to withdraw statement
- During the lockdown, friendship between veteran Paes and his partner in doubles Bhupathi seemed to grow.
- Sports personalities became very active on social media during lockdown
Lockdown has been declared across India as a defense against the deadly corona virus and during this time sports celebrities are also spending time at their homes. Some are learning to cook, some are sharing dance videos, some have become active on Tiktok but Wrestler Babita Phogat has got trouble on social media.
During the lockdown, where the friendship between veteran Leander Paes and his partner in doubles Mahesh Bhupathi was again expected, but between Babita and Jwala, it seems to have been the antagonism and mutual differences.
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Arjun Awardee women wrestler Babita Phogat made a tweet about Jamati, which created a furore and some of the sports personalities were seen standing in her support, while some protested. Many people, including Wrestler Bajrang Poonia, tweeted in support of Babita, while the shuttler Jwala Gutta was seen standing against her.
When Babita, who had contested the assembly elections on a BJP ticket, shared a video that upheld her controversial statement about Jamati, Jwala wrote on it, “Sorry Babita, I don’t think this virus sees any religion.” I urge you to withdraw the statement. We are all players who have represented a great country which is secular and very beautiful. When we won, these people celebrated our victory as if our victory was their victory. ‘
Arjuna Awardee, another 36-year-old shuttler, Jwala, tweeted another in which she wrote that she always played for the country and the countrymen celebrated her every victory.
Earlier it seemed as if the lockdown has broken the rift between India’s great tennis players Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi. The Indian duo, known as ‘Indian Express’, played many tournaments together and won titles, but then personal relationships soured and the pair broke up. Now it seems to be coming close due to lockdown.
On Sunday, Paes shared a collage video of himself and former partner Mahesh Bhupathi while accepting the ‘Fry Pan’ challenge. Pace shared that the video was made for those who wanted to see him and his former Grand Slam winning partner playing together.
Bhupathi has won three of his four Grand Slam doubles titles in pairings with Paes. The pair recently had a rift, and both of them had said enough about their relationship outside the tennis court. Many Indian tennis lovers wanted Paes and Bhupathi to pair up again in next year’s Olympic Games and enter the men’s doubles.