Leg-spinner Kumble felt that the issue could have been resolved through talks. The 52-year-old Kumble, who is the fourth-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket, said on Tuesday, ‘I am very disappointed to hear about the scuffle that happened with our wrestlers on 28 May. Everything can be resolved with a proper conversation. I hope this issue is resolved soon.
On Monday, Olympic champion shooter Abhinav Bindra, India’s most successful footballer Sunil Chhetri and former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan also criticized the action against the wrestlers.
Wrestler returned from Haridwar in dramatic style
Among the agitating wrestlers, the country’s top wrestlers, including Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia, arrived here on Tuesday with hundreds of supporters to immerse their Olympic and World medals in the river Ganga, but did not do so after persuasion by Khap and farmer leaders, although their demands Five days have been given to accept it. A large crowd gathered at ‘Har Ki Pauri’ as the performing wrestlers prepared to throw their world and Olympic medals into the river Ganges.
Sakshi, Vinesh and her cousin Sangeeta Subakti appeared and her husband was trying to console them. His supporters had formed a circle around him. The wrestlers stood silently for about 20 minutes after reaching ‘Har Ki Pauri’. Then he sat down on the banks of the river Ganga with his medal in hand. Bajrang reached there after 40 minutes. Vinesh’s husband Sombir Rathi had Vinesh’s medals won in the Asian Games. Sakshi was holding the Rio Olympics bronze medal.