Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupati drop cryptic hint of 'next chapter' on social media

Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupati teased Indian tennis fans with a cryptic post on Instagram, hinting at 'the next chapter'.

Leander Paes (L) and Mahesh Bhupati pose with the Wimbledon trophy in 1999. (Image: Twitter/@Leander)

Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupati are two of the most well-known tennis players to come from India. Paes, in fact, has won an Olympic bronze in the sport back in 1996. That the duo helped put Indian tennis on the map is no secret. Their scintillating form in doubles action made them must-see performers on the court. However, their fall was as dramatic as their rise. The pair fell out and patched things up on multiple occasions, with each incident becoming big-time news in the sports pages. Now, the two are hinting on social media at collaborating with each other once again.

It all started with a tweet from Paes. “22 years ago today, we became the first Indians to win @Wimbledon. As two young boys all we dreamt of was making our country proud! @Maheshbhupathi #LeeHesh.”

Bhupati replied to his tweet not long after. “Hmmm ..That was special!! Do you think it’s time to write another [email protected] #LeeHesh”

“I’m always game, what’s the plan,” came Paes’ reply.

“Let me get back to you!! In the mean time Happy 22nd anniversary#LeeHesh,” said Bhupati.

The exchange naturally sent fans into a tizzy. Although what this actually means, no one know for sure. 

Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupati – India’s greatest tennis pair

Bhupathi and Paes haven’t played together as a team for several years in Grand Slam. This is despite being one of the most successful pairs in the world in their prime. However, tennis fans will be excited at this social media exchange.

On this day in 1999, Bhupathi and Paes became the first Indian pair to be victorious Wimbledon. Interestingly the two had been crowned French Open champions in the same yar.

1999 was a special year for the team as they became the first doubles team to reach the finals of all four Grand Slams. was the first time such a feat was achieved in the open era and the first time since 1952.

Sportslumo Desk

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