Indian tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi has been banned from playing for the country for two years after which the player lashed out at the tennis association of the country AITA. Bhupathi accused the association of harming the sport and said that Tennis in the country was a disaster now.
The player also said that the association has been extremely vindictive. Bhupathi said, “Anyway I see it, I have played the last match for India.” Ober the weekend the player and his doubles partner Rohan Bopanna have been banned from representing the country till June 30, 2014 on disciplinary grounds.
Bhupathi had refused to team up with the Indian ace player Leander Paes at the London Olympics this year which forced the association to send two men’s doubles team. On September 18, 2012 Bhupathi said, “Being banned after playing for the country for 18 years was tilting. We had no option but to accept it.”
The tennis veteran also said, “My being termed a dictator is unacceptable to me. I don’t know if we can do anything, but there is no option not to accept the ban. We will definitely pursue a legal route. (My) lawyers are deciding the course of action, can’t say much now.” The player also clarified that he does not have any grudges against Paes.