‘#loot’: Hockey Player PR Sreejesh Slams Indigo For Charging Extra Money For His Baggage


New Delhi: PR Sreejesh, the legendary goalkeeper of the Indian men’s hockey team, lashed out at IndiGo Airlines on Friday. He took to Twitter to slam IndiGo for charging him extra money for his baggage and also shared a picture of the receipt on social media platform.

“FIH allow me to play with a 41inch hockeystick, but @IndiGo6E never allow me to carry anything over 38inch,” Sreejesh tweeted. What to do? Pay extra Rs,1500 for handling the goalkeeper baggage,” he wrote. He also shared a photo of the IndiGo receipt for the extra baggage charge. Sreejeesh also used the hashtag “#loot”.

PR Sreejesh played an important role in Tokyo Olympics: PR Sreejesh was part of the Indian team that won the bronze medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He played an important role in India’s win as the Indian men’s hockey team, after a long gap of 41 years, won its first hockey medal in the Olympics since 1980  Moscow Olympics.

So far, the Indian team has won 8 gold, 1 silver, and 3 bronze medals at the Olympics. This was also the first time since the 1972 Olympic Games that the hockey team reached the semifinals 49 years later.

‘World Games Athlete of the Year 2021’ Award: In January, PR Sreejesh was awarded the ‘World Games Athlete of the Year 2021’ award for his outstanding performance in 2021.  He became the second Indian player to receive this award.  Prior to her in 2020, Rani Rampal, the captain of the Indian women’s hockey team, won this award for her outstanding performance in 2019.

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