India's External Affairs Minister S M Krishna played a key role in convincing Leander Paes to pair-up with Vishnu Vardhan and end the week-long drama over the selection of men's doubles team for Olympics.
“Mr Krishna personally spoke with Leander and told him that he should make some sacrifices for the nation,” AITA secretary-general Bharat Oza told IANS.
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