With the Olympics beings postponed to next year, and the country-wide lockdown ongoing, athletes certainly have more time to analyse their game and core motive before they started prepping for the 2021 Summer Games. One of India's best table tennis players Sathiyan Gnanasekaran also has time in his hands to prepare for the Games and make an effort for a 'big surprise', as promised by his coach.
In a light hearted interaction between Sathiyan and his coach S Raman, the latter promised Sathiyan a luxury car as a gift if he breaks into the World top-12 or reaches even the quarter-final stage of the Olympics.
S Raman said in a tweet, "Investing in top talent and motivating them with a reward is key to climb new peaks. Sathiyan will be gifted with a luxury car for achieving any of these, or even an Olympic Quarter-final."
Both of them share a great rapport, with the motivation given by the coach, the paddler thanked him and pledged that mission Sathiyan 2.0 will be a success.