New Delhi: As the date of Commonwealth Games neared, the news of Neeraj Chopra’s exit shook the whole of India. Javelin star Neeraj, who won gold in the Olympics and silver in the World Championship, had to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games due to an injury, which shocked his fans. Now that Neeraj has to be out of CWG due to injury, his disappointment has also come to the fore. The disappointment of India’s golden hope is due to the missing of two chances. One of these would be not only to defend the crown of Commonwealth Champion, but the other would be of not being able to represent the country as a flag bearer.
Neeraj Chopra was injured when he was winning the silver medal for India in the World Championships. Due to this competition, he was ready to enter the Commonwealth Games as well, but after the mild injury was detected in the MIR Scan, he decided to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games.
The disappointment of not being able to become the flag bearer of the Indian team
Chopra said, “I regret that I will not be able to represent the country in Birmingham. I am disappointed to miss the opportunity to be the flag bearer of the Indian team especially in the opening ceremony. He further said, for the time being my full focus will be on my rehabilitation and I will try to get back on the field as soon as possible.
Appeal to the countrymen to support the rest of the players
The exit of Neeraj Chopra has dealt a major blow to India’s golden hopes in Birmingham. The last time champion Chopra was considered a strong contender for the medal this time. Although this star player has done his bit to support other players from the people of India. I am thankful for the love and respect I have received from all the countrymen in the last few days, Chopra said. I hope that all of you will join me like this and continue to support all the players of our country in the Commonwealth Games.