Bangkok: With all international badminton tournaments cancelled until end of July because of coronavirus outbreak, there was no income coming in for Thailand’s World No. 43 men’s doubles player Bodin Isara.
In addition to the loss of earnings through not playing badminton internationally, Isara also bear a significant financial-burden as he has three kids to raise.
Fortunately for the Bangkok born player, he started to earn some extra money by opening his bakery business on April 12.
He was selling variety of ham sausages, desserts and beverages priced between 22 to 55 baht (USD $0.68 to USD $1.69).
In celebrating the grand opening of his bakery store, Isara also gave out complimentary sandwiches to all players in the Thailand national badminton team including head coach Rexy Mainaky.
“Sending items to VIP customers, please share and follow,” wrote Isara on his Instagram.
Bodin was remembered infamously for punching former partner Maneepong Jongjit at the 2013 Canadian Open final, and Isara was eventually banned for two years for physically assaulting Jongjit, while Jongjit was hit with a three-month ban for provocation.
Video below shows the on-court brawl between Isara and Jongjit.