11 April.Shanghai, China
The Chinese city of Shanghai, on Saturday, marked 50 years of Ping pong diplomacy, with city authorities hosting events and friendly matches. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • US table tennis player Glenn Cowan mistakenly got onto the Chinese team bus during the 1971 World Championships
  • Chinese world champion Zhuang Zedong at the time greeted Cowan with a silk embroidery 
  • Zhuang and 19-year-old Cowan were photographed shaking hands and smiling at the time

20 March.Doha, Qatar
Sharath and Manika are India’s bronze medallists from 2018 Asian Games. (Photo credit: Twitter/@manikabatra_TT)

  • The duo stunned world No 8 Korean Sang-Su Lee and Jihee Jneon
  • They won the match by 4-2
  • Sharath and Manika had already secured berth in the singles category