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Sharath in top 50 chart, joins Sathiyan




New Delhi, April 4: A. Sharath Kamal, who is leading Indian table tennis contingent at CWG in Gold Coast, joined compatriot G. Sathiyan among top 50 in world ranking, jumping 22 places to be at No. 48—just two places behind the leader Sathiyan (46).


This is considered a big jump for the 36-year-old who was way behind Sathiyan at No. 70 until last month. Similarly, A. Amalraj has moved a few places ahead at No. 83 from 89 while Harmeet Desai (74) and Sanil Shetty (84) have been pushed behind.


Among women players, Manika Batra has made a good progress, from her previous ranking (66) to be at No. 58 while Mouma Das has been pushed back at No. 88 from 71. So is the case with Pooja Sahasrabuddhe (175) and Madhurika Patkar (112) as the two are struggling to maintain better world rankings.


Among Junior Boys, Manav Thakkar has maintained his world ranking position at No. 2 while Payas Jain has broken into the top 100, having been placed at No. 90. Among girls, Archana Kamath has maintained her world ranking at No. 17.