Sushil Kumar finished his desolate keep running of nine years without a Wrestling Nationals gold decoration on Friday when he secured the win in the 74kg class. Be that as it may, his arrival to the tangle after almost three years has accompanied debate. The Olympic medallist needed to contend in only two of five sessions with the quarterfinals, elimination rounds and last all walkovers in Indore. This unopposed way has left a terrible taste in the mouth for some including Bollywood performer Farhan Akhtar.
In the tweet, Farhan expressed, “I hold @WrestlerSushil in high respect for all he has accomplished through diligent work, train, blood and sweat. Genuinely trust he doesn’t acknowledge the gold in this way. It’s not sportsmanlike.” Praveen, Sachin Rathi and Parveen Rana all entered the wrestling range, touched Sushil’s feet and left without contending. Subsequently, the ref raised Sushil’s arm each time showing a win.
Among the blended responses, there were some who praised the arrival of the champion wrestler however there were some who scrutinized his way of triumph and called it a “sham” and “unsportsmanlike”.
Akhtar’s tweet, as well, drew differed reaction from Twitter clients. While there were some who upheld the performer and the position while calling for Sushil to restore the decoration, there were some who brought up that a walkover was well inside the guidelines.