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Lara Dutta shames Bhupathi’s honours amidst Mumbai flood

Mahesh Bhupathi's Grand Slam towels used by wife Lara Dutta to block rainwater from entering the house (Image credit-Twitter)

Kolkata: In the wake of the Mumbai flood, bollywood actress Lara Dutta’s act has come as a shock to many, as on Tuesday she posted a photo on Twitter, showing to the world how she used husband Mahesh Bhupathi’s hard earned Grand Slam towels, to prevent water from entering into her house.

Tweeting out the act, Lara put out a image where it is seen, that she has used the towels, (that Bhupathi received as a honour), as a means, to prevent water from seeping into her home.

“Putting our Wimbeldon, US Open, Aus Open & French Open towels to good use.,” she wrote on her Twitter handle, while engaging in a banter with her husband Bhupathi on social media.

Shocked at such a foolish act committed by his wife the legendary tennis player quickly responded back, “Are u kidding me !!! That’s years of hard work,” in a rage.

While, it can always be taken lightly, the act looks shameful, considering how hard a sports person has to work, to achieve his dreams.

Not many people get the opportunity to win a  Grand Slam. But, Bhupathi has won numerous titles for India that includes the Australian Open two times (2006, 2009), four French Open titles (1997, 1999, 2001, 2012), three Wimbledons (1999, 2002, 2005) and three US Open titles (1999, 2002, 2005). While, he had to beat and conquer the very best to achieve the awards, this act by his wife is indeed very sad and pathetic.

One of the legends of the game, Mahesh was the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament and is also part of the elite group of eight tennis players who have achieved a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles. He has won a record number of titles that includes four men’s doubles Grand Slam titles and eight mix doubles crowns.

Currently he is the non-playing captain of the Indian Davis cup team after taking over the reins from Anand Amritraj in the month of February, this year. He is also the founder of the International Premier Tennis League, that started in 2016.


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