Asian Games 2018, Day 1: Wrestler Sushil Kumar gives his first response after crashing out in Wrestling’s 74 kg category to Bahrain’s Adam Batirov. He feels it is part of the game and is focused on making a comeback in the next competition.Also Read - Highlights India vs England 1st Test, Day 1: Bumrah, Shami Dominate as India Take Opening Day's Honours
Sushil Kumar’s was one of India’s biggest gold prospect at the games but dealt with a major blow after losing out on the opening day of the Asian Games in Jakarta. Also Read - Bala Box Office Day 1: Ayushmann Khurana Film Becomes Biggest Opener of Actor's Career, Mints Rs 10.15 Crore
“It’s all part of the game, I am focusing on my next target now and I will keep working on my body, I should not have attacked after 3 minutes, should have just stuck to counter”, said Wrestler Sushil Kumar to ANI. Also Read - Jinson Johnson Betters Own 1500m National Record by Winning Silver in Berlin, Qualifies for World Championships
The Indian wrestling team’s campaign at the 18th Asian Games began on a sour note after Sushil lost his qualification round 3-5 to Batirov.
Sushil led 2-1 after the first period with a take down but the Bahrini made a strong comeback to silence the Indian fans.
The London Olympics silver medallist created two opportunities to score in the second period but could not convert while Batirov did not miss his chances. He led 3-2 with a take down and then pushed the Indian out for a win.
Sushil was not yet out of the competition and if Batirov makes the final, the Indian will be in with a chance to win bronze through the repechage.
(With PTI Inputs)