Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday congratulated tennis star Leander Paes for making it to his seventh straight Olympics.
Paes was named with Rohan Bopanna as the Indian men’s doubles pair which would be travelling to Rio in August by the All India Tennis Association (AITA) selection committee.
Bopanna and Sania Mirza were picked for the mixed doubles while Sania will partner Prarthana Thombare in women’s doubles.
“Congratulations @Leander for being selected for the Olympics for the seventh time. A great honour,” Banerjee tweeted. Paes who now has 18 Grand Slams to his credit was born in Kolkata. He started playing tennis here as a child and later shifted to Mumbai.