Kashyap, Zishan spend anxious moments for their friends after Paris tragedy
Deeply saddened and worried by the incident of horrible gunmen attack in Stade De France stadium in Paris on Friday during the football match between Germany and France Parupalli Kashyap, the ace Indian shuttle player is highly worried about his friend, French badminton player Brice Leverdez.
Despite having tried to contact Brice for a couple of times on Saturday Kashyap could not contact his French friend. Kashayp, speaking on the issue, said on Saturday over phone from Hyderabad, “Brice was the man with whom I went to see Stade De France stadium when I went to participate in the French Open Super Series badminton championship only three weeks ago. Our venue was Pierre Coubartin Stadium which was around an hour’s drive by car from Stade De France stadium. Still I went with Brice as I had previously heard that it was the fifth biggest football stadium in the World. And there is no doubt that the stadium was out of the world in look and planning. I still cannot believe that the blasts took place in such a beautiful stadium.” According to Kashyap, his French player friend lives not too far from Stade De France Stadium.
Brice also had participated in the ongoing China Open badminton championship along with Kashyap. And the French player, after losing to Lin Dan, had left Fuzhou on 12th November for his home in Paris. Kashyap also had to return to Hyderabad due to his hamstring injury. The Indian shuttle player however seems optimistic saying, “I hope Brice and his family members have not been affected by the incident.”
The coach of Indian team in the Davis Cup Zishan Ali also spent anxious moments on Saturday as he revealed, “I also have a few player friends who live in Paris. Naturally, after having watched the dreadful news in the television on Saturday morning, I immediately tried to contact with them. But after a couple of hours I could contact two of them and came to know that they have not been affected by the horrible incident.”
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