Neeraj Chopra gives golden reply for not being shown on TV during WC Finale

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Neeraj Chopra gives golden reply for not being shown on TV during WC Finale

During the Cricket World Cup 2023 final in Ahmedabad, Neeraj Chopra, the Olympic gold medalist and reigning world champion in javelin throw, was present but went unnoticed on TV screens. Despite India’s highly anticipated clash against Australia, which ended in defeat for Rohit Sharma and his team. Neeraj Chopra shared his perspective on not being featured on the giant screen or television during the match.

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In a recent interview with the Indian Express, the track and field athlete responded to the query nonchalantly. Expressing his indifference to the camera’s attention. Neeraj emphasised that he attended the match as a spectator. Enjoying the experience in the stands rather than seeking televised recognition.

Neeraj Chopra on his exclusion from TV coverage

Highlighting his preference, Neeraj expressed a desire for broadcasters to feature his performances during events like the Diamond League. Where, according to him proper telecasting is often lacking. Although he acknowledged that he would have found the cricket match more enjoyable if India had won. Neeraj reiterated that being in the limelight during the game was not something actively pursued by him.

“I want them to show me when I compete. When I participate in the Diamond League they don’t telecast it properly. Woh cheez hai asli (that’s the real deal). At that time, they only show highlights. I went to Ahmedabad just to watch the match. And I thoroughly enjoyed it,” he said.

“I would have obviously enjoyed it more had India won. But I had a good time in the stands. I never wanted the camera to pan towards me. That thought didn’t even cross my head,” he added.

Recent engagement of Neeraj Chopra

During the Leaders Meet India event at the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Innovation Lab in Bengaluru. Neeraj Chopra, who was present, participated in a rapid-fire question game. Recollecting his training days in Bengaluru from 2016-17, Neeraj fondly shared positive memories of the city. Furthermore, he highlighted his versatile sporting skills by mentioning his proficiency in both batting and the “bhatta” (throwing) style of bowling in cricket.

 

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Addressing inquiries about his life, Neeraj provided insights, revealing details such as his favourite sports movie and his admiration for javelin thrower Jan Zelezny, an athlete from the Czech Republic who holds a world record in the discipline. Zelezny is celebrated as a world and Olympic champion, achieving a notable throw of 98.48 meters.

Neeraj’s Interesting answers

Neeraj responded to a series of intriguing questions about his life, ranging from his preferred sports movie to what profession he would have pursued if not an athlete.

The renowned javelin thrower visited Bengaluru to address the Leaders Meet India event at the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Innovation Lab. He participated in a rapid-fire question game during the event.

 

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When asked about the first thing that crosses his mind upon seeing Bengaluru, Neeraj responded, “I trained here in 2016-17, and I remember it. It was truly enjoyable.”

Neeraj mentioned that in cricket, he excels in both batting and bowling, with a preference for the “bhatta” (throwing) style of bowling.

“I can perform well in batting, and if required, I can also deliver some impressive bhatta (throw) balls,” stated Neeraj.

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