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WATCH! Bajrang Punia returns to a hero's welcome

August 22, 2018 15:23 IST

Bajrang Punia

IMAGE: Bajrang Punia with Yogeshwar Dutt. Photographs: Yogeshwar Dutt/Twitter

Indian wrestling's new star Bajrang Punia, on Tuesday, reached India after a triumphant Asian Games campaign and was welcomed by his guru and senior wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt.

The 24-year-old extracted a 'revenge win' over Japan's Takatani Daichi in the gold medal bout of the men's 65 kg category.

Watch the video here:


In a video uploaded by Dutt on his Twitter feed, Punia was seen being welcomed by fans, who put garlands around his neck. He was also surrounded by musicians who were playing dhol.

Bajrang Punia

“I will try my best to do well at World Championships in October and at 2020 Olympics. I would like to thank everyone for all the love and respect,” said Punia.

Video courtesy: Yogeshwar Dutt/Twitter

Rediff Sports Desk