Posted Thu, May 30, 2013 12:31pm UTC

In Focus: Amitabh Bachchan plays tennis with Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes

Amitabh Bachchan shared an old picture on Facebook, where he is seen taking a break from a game of tennis with sports icon Mahesh Bhupathi at the latter’s tennis academy in Mumbai. Leander Paes, former doubles partner of Mahesh, and actor Naseeruddin Shah were their opponents in this charity match.

Writing in his Tuesday Memoir, Big B said, “Mahesh Bhupati and self .. Tennis

This picture was taken at The Club, near Lokhandwala Circle in Mumbai on their tennis courts. It was on the occasion of a charity tennis match played to collect funds for a very noble cause. It was a doubles game and the participants were – Mahesh Bhupati, Leander Paes, Naseeruddin Shah, and myself. I think Mahesh and I were partnering, I could be wrong, against Leander and Naseer. We lost! Many may not know but I had joined the RajKumari Amrit Kaur Tennis Coaching Scheme in Delhi in the year soon after finishing my schooling at Sherwood College, Nainital, in 1958. There were 4 category courts in the scheme… The beginners, C court, B court and the A court. I reached the B court , and had to stop because I was joining the Delhi University and the Science course that I took did not make time for any sports activity. The A court players went on to play the big games – for the National team, at Wimbledon etc.

- Amitabh Bachchan”.

Nice to see Big B share this when the tennis season is on in full swing – with the French Open right now and Wimbledon just a month away! | Photo: Amitabh Bachchan Facebook | ALSO SEE: In Focus: Is Shahrukh Khan wearing new glasses?