Sourav Ganguly's hit-wicket on wrestlers' protest; Let them fight their battle
Cricket legend Sourav Ganguly on Friday gave a measured take on the ongoing wrestlers’ protest saying that he doesn’t know have complete knowledge of the matter.
Reacting to the ongoing protest by star Indian wrestlers who have accused Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MLA Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexually abusing female wrestlers, including an underage grappler, the former Indian skipper, while remaining tight-lipped about the whole affair said: “Let them fight their battle. I don’t know what’s happening there.”
Ganguly said he knows only as much as he has read about the matter in newspapers, adding that in the sports world, one shouldn’t talk about things that they don’t have the complete knowledge of.
The World Cup-winning cricket captain hoped that the matter gets resolved soon as the wrestlers have brought numerous accolades and won many medals for the nation at the international scene.
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Indian wrestling stars, including household names such as Bajrang Punia, Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik, and others are protesting at the Jantar Mantar in national capital New Delhi, demanding action against WFI president and BJP leader Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for alleged sexual abuse of female wrestlers.
On Wednesday, IOA President P.T Usha met the protesting wrestlers who are demanding Singh’s arrest.
On Thursday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack against the BJP after the Delhi Police allegedly “manhandled” protesting wrestlers at the Jantar Mantar on late Wednesday night.
Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi while terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship ‘Beti Bachao’ program as “just a hogwash”, said that such behavior with players who have represented the country at the international level is highly shameful
The Gandhi scion also claimed that the BJP never shies away from “unleashing atrocities at the daughters of India.”
The alleged misbehavior by the Delhi Police with the protesting wrestlers evoked widespread ire and criticism with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal terming the incident as “very sad and shameful” and saying that “arrogance has rigged the mind” of the ruling BJP.
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