Around his team mate Vandana Katariya, the captain of the Indian women’s hockey team, Rani Rampal, her family was exposed to abuse of the caste. The insults had to suffer by the 29-year-old hitting family in Roshnabad, Haridwar, after India was lost to Argentina in the semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics.
“It’s such a dreadful thing to have happened, Rani told her staff at a virtual press conference. We are all giving, sacrificing and fighting for the country. Stop discrimination, casteism, all these things because we are primarily working on them.”
She continued, “It is absolutely disgusting what is taking place with families like Vandana. We come from all places and religions, but please stop this. We just think of the country when we play. We’re giving that flag blood, sweat and tears.”
“But there are also lovely people who have given us love and respect, even though we have not received a medal. During my long career, I have never been so fond of affection and respect. This is the first time that this happens. For the first time, I’m witnessing this.”