Indian wrestlers during sit-in at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi:

The legendary Olympian wrestlers, who have been protesting for their demands for a long time, have got support from the legendary players who won the Cricket World Cup in 1983. Most of the team players, including Sunil Gavaskar and captain Kapil, appealed to the wrestlers not to take any drastic decision like throwing medals in the Ganga and hoped that their grievances will be redressed soon. For the past several months, veteran wrestlers including Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia have been demanding the arrest of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh. These wrestlers have accused Braj Bhushan of physical abuse of many women wrestlers, including minors. Apart from this, there are many other complaints, which he has mentioned against Brijbhushan. Recently, these wrestlers had threatened to throw their medals in the Ganges if action was not taken against Braj Bhushan.

Now the team that won the World Cup in 1983 issued a joint statement, saying, "We are very sad and shocked to see the pictures of the treatment of wrestlers recently. At the same time, we are also concerned that these wrestlers are thinking of throwing the medals won after hard work into the Ganga.

"These medals have been given to the country after years of effort, sacrifice, will power and courage. These medals are the pride and happiness of not only the players but the entire country. We appeal to these wrestlers not to take any decision in haste in this matter. At the same time, we hope that their complaints will not only be heard soon, but they will also be resolved. Let the law of the land take its own course."