New Delhi: Axed from the national camp for “serious indiscipline”, the celebrated Phogat sisters will have to explain their absence for any chance of a comeback, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) said today after one of them, Babita, claimed to be injured.
Geeta and Babita Phogat, both Commonwealth Games medallists who became household names after their life story was brought alive on the silver screen in blockbuster ‘Dangal’, along with their younger siblings Ritu and Sangeeta were ousted from the ongoing national camp in Lucknow.
The WFI cited their unexplained absence from the camp as reason. “The wrestlers selected for the national camp are expected to physically report to the camp within 3 days. If they have any problems or issues they should go there and report it to the coaches and find a solution,” WFI President Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh told PTI.
“But Geeta, Babita and others (in all 13) did not do that. They were incommunicado. This is serious indiscipline on…