One Twitter user said it before the match began: 

And India’s sports minister stayed true to form. Vijay Goel had a not so stellar record when he went to the Rio Olympics and he ensured it stayed that way at the Kabaddi World Cup where India came from behind to retain the trophy

What angered many was the fact that Goel stayed on to pose for photos with the team well after presenting the trophy: 

And then obviously everyone piled on. Some wanted him removed as sports minister: 

And one guy went so far as to blame him for the BJP’s loss in Delhi: 

Others were there just to have some fun

Goel tried to justify himself to one person but got smacked down: 

Maybe the Indian kabaddi team should have done a Ricky Ponting?