Leander Paes cooks up a new challenge
Leander Paes cooks up a new challenge Image Credit: Twitter

New Delhi: First it was Roger Federer urging us to keep fit with a racket and a wall, now veteran Indian tennis player Leander Paes has come up with a new ‘Frying Pan’ challenge, urging fans to take up the same as they spend time at their homes during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier this week, Swiss Maestro Roger Federer had posted a video of himself volleying against a wall. He also urged fans and celebrities, including the likes of Virat Kohli, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, etc to take up the challenge.

However, Paes has gone a step ahead and has come out with the ‘Frying Pan’ challenge.

“Here’s a challenge for you guys while we’re in lockdown! How many can you do? I’m challenging all of you out there. Send in your entries with the Frying Pan Challenge, tag me, and I’ll share the best few!” Paes tweeted along with the video of him hitting no-look volleys with a frying pan.

Mahesh Bhupathi, who had partnered Paes in men’s doubles for many years in the past, was in awe of the 46-year-old. Quoting the video put on ATP Twitter handle, Bhupathi wrote, “Man can volley with anything.”

More than 88,000 people have lost their lives across the world due to COVID-19.