Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra slammed the National Rifle Association of India for their lack of support after the shooting team was detained at the IGI airport.
According to Firstpost, over ten international shooters including Gurpreet Singh and Kynan Chenai were detained for more than 12 hours on Tuesday at the Airport. The shooters, who were returning from Plzen shooting Grand Prix, were detained by the customs department which did not clear their guns.
Bindra was saddened to hear about the news and said in a series of tweets that something like this would have never happened to the cricket team. He said that the international shooters are our country’s ambassadors. “Saddened to hear that the National Shooting Team is detained at The IGI Airport with the customs refusing to clear their guns,” Bindra tweeted.
“They are our countries ambassadors and should not be treated like this. Would this ever happen to our cricket team.”
He lashed out at the national federation saying that their lack of support was pathetic. “Chatted with a few athletes and the lack of support coming through from the national federation is pathetic,” Bindra tweeted.
He added, “The official team manager of the shotgun team left this morning leaving the athletes to fend for them selves.”