Tennis stalwart Rohan Bopanna bid a farewell to the Davis Cup after securing a victory over Morocco within the World Group II tie. Mr Bopanna and Yuki Bhambri thrashed the pair of Elliot Benchetrit-Younes Lalami Laaroussi 6-2, 6-1 within the doubles match performed on the Vijayant Khand Mini Stadium in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow on Sunday.
Whereas returning residence, Mr Bopanna obtained a heat welcome from the pilot and the passengers onboard an IndiGo flight. As passengers gave him a spherical of applause, the tennis star stood up and acknowledged them for the gesture.
”As we speak we even have a particular visitor on board, Mr. Rohan Bopanna. As you all know him, he’s a legendary tennis participant who completed as we speak with a win over Morocco in his Davis Cup and completed his profession on a excessive. It is a pleasure to have you ever on board Sir and thanks a lot. I hope the flight is comfy and we want you all one of the best to your journey forward. Might you make us proud repeatedly in your profession, Sir, ” the pilot stated.
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✈️ Women and gents, that is your captain talking. On board this flight, we’re honoured to have a really particular visitor – Mr. @rohanbopanna@IndTennisDaily@AITA__Tennis#DavisCup@IndiGo6Epic.twitter.com/NWim2I0oFo
— Karamdeep (@oyeekd) September 18, 2023
Reacting to the heartfelt announcement, Mr Boppana wrote, ”Thanks to the flight crew for this acknowledgment & flying me from Lucknow.”
— Rohan Bopanna (@rohanbopanna) September 18, 2023
One consumer wrote, ”Respect the captain for this lovely gesture.”
An emotional Bopanna on Sunday rested his India shirt on the courtroom, marking the tip of his Davis Cup profession by which he performed 33 ties, profitable a complete of 23 matches together with 13 in doubles. About 50 of his household and associates flew to Lucknow to observe him one final time within the Davis Cup.
“Unhappy to be leaving the Davis Cup, but in addition concurrently proud to have performed for such a very long time. I thank your complete nation for the assist and all of the teammates, the captain I’ve performed underneath. It has been a fantastic journey, a fantastic studying expertise,” Mr Bopanna stated throughout the post-match press convention.
With this victory, India will now play World Group I play-off in 2024.