Neeraj Chopra, who brought India’s name to victory in the Tokyo Olympics, has supported Pakistan’s player Arshad Nadeem. Neeraj has reprimanded the people trolling Nadeem on social media.
New Delhi. Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who won gold in Tokyo Olympics, has defended Pakistani player Arshad Nadeem. In an interview, Neeraj Chopra had told that before the final, his spear (javelin) was roaming around with Arshad Nadeem. After this some people started criticizing Nadeem on social media. Neeraj did not like this thing at all. Neeraj posted a video on social media on Thursday in which he defended Nadeem.
What is the whole matter
Neeraj told in an interview, “I was looking for my javelin first from the beginning of the final. Because I couldn’t find it. Then I saw Arshad Nadeem of Pakistan walking around holding that javelin in his hands. I immediately went to him and said brother this is my javelin, give it to me. I just have to go throwing now. Then Nadeem gave me back the javelin. Then everyone must have seen how hasty I did the first throw. Because the timing of the throw is fixed.
After this interview of Neeraj, people started trolling Nadeem badly on social media. Now Neeraj has come out in support of Pakistani player. He said, “It is going on on social media that I took my javelin from Arshad Nadeem in an interview. It has been made a big issue when it is a very simple matter. We all throwers keep our personal javelin there but everyone can use it. That’s the rule.”
Neeraj further said, I request all of you not to make my comments a medium to further your dirty agenda. The game teaches us all to be united and together it is important to know the rules of the game before commenting.
Nadeem finished 5th in Tokyo Olympics
Let us tell you that Nadeem of Pakistan considers Neeraj Chopra of India as his idol. Nadeem was also considered as a strong contender for medal in Tokyo Olympics and it was seen as such. He finished 5th with a throw of 84.62. Nadeem could not win the medal. But impressed everyone with his game. Neeraj Chopra is also a fan of Nadeem’s game. He has also appealed to the people of Pakistan to encourage and support Nadeem.