The court observed that it may “jeopardise” the chances of selected candidate Narsingh Pancham Yadav and the country would be the “loser”.
Justice Manmohan acknowledged Sushil’s feats in the international arena and termed him a “legendary wrestler” in 66kg weight category but did not allow him to have a chance to compete for the Olympic berth in the 74kg category.
Asked about the two-time Olympic medallist, Bindra said, “Sushil is a legend and whatever he has achieved cannot be denied. But we have not seen him competing for the last two years and maybe it was because of his injury, but that went against him. He tweeted that Sushil should cheer Narsingh from the bench.