21-year-old tennis player Naiktha Bains, who was earlier playing under the Australian flag, is now playing under the British flag and says she always thought she would play under the British flag one day.
Bains was born to Indian parents in England but moved to Australia with her parents at the age of eight but earlier this year, she decided she would play under the British flag. She said that she has no plans to represent India as she was born in England so she will always be English and play under their flag. However, she maintains that she loves her Indian roots, especially Indian food back home. In an interview to the Times of India, she said
“I am proud to be Indian obviously. I am Indian and always going to be Indian. But I was born in England, so I am English. At the end of the day I am going to represent (the country) where I was born, so that probably isn't going to change, to be honest.”