Winston Peters shows off his ping-pong skills in viral video

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Winston Peters took to the table tennis enviornment to indicate off his expertise. Video / NZ First

Deputy PM Winston Peters returned to the campaign trail yesterday in Otago, and a quick foray into the high-stakes world of ping-pong resulted in maybe probably the most dramatic political video of 2020.

Peters shared the video himself on social media, full with an obscure quote from tennis celebrity Rafael Nadal.

With flash enhancing, sluggish movement and a stirring soundtrack, the video reveals the veteran campaigner engaged in an epic battle with a a lot youthful opponent.

With a depraved backhand and a strong serve, the deftly-edited clip appeared like an athlete on the peak of his powers.

The video garnered the specified consideration on social media, although not everybody was impressed with Peters.

“Somewhat see a rematch of Q&A with @jacktame,” stated one critic.

One other famous that Peters had used “loads of spin” within the match.

Others stated that the wily politician had proven “mad expertise” and famous that the video was “the political content material we deserve”.

Stunning then, given the tremendous kind that Peters confirmed, that the NZ First chief is but to choose up the bat and tackle the Herald’s Steve Braunias in his Ping Pong Politics sequence.

Regardless of appearances from such political luminaries as Jacinda Ardern, Simon Bridges, Chloe Swarbrick and Billy Te Kahika Jnr, Winston Peters has up to now declined to face off towards Braunias.