Yogeshwar Dutt was one of India’s biggest medal hopes at the Olympics. Unluckily, though, he lost out in the qualification round. Not that he didn’t give it his all, but sports is harsh sometimes. A single mistake ends up costing you a lot.
Just like when he is on the wrestling mat, Yogeshwar Dutt is known to give it his all when he is on social media as well. Earlier this year, when Salman Khan was appointed India’s Goodwill Ambassador for the Olympic Games, Dutt didn’t hold back in criticising the decision and tweeted what was on his mind.
Ambassador का क्या काम होता है कोई मुझे बता सकता है क्या. क्यूँ पागल बना रहे हो देश कि जनता को.😡 https://t.co/vtjb0XWdP8— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) April 23, 2016
Kahi bhi ja Kar apni movie ka promotion kare,Es desh me adhikar hai Lekin Olympic movie promotion ki jagah Nahi https://t.co/ed6vCqNMXT— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) April 23, 2016
PT Usha,Milkha Singh jaise bade sports star hai jinhone kathin samay me desh ke liye mehnat ki. Khel ke kshetra me Es ambassador ne Kya kiya— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) April 23, 2016
After he was eliminated from the Olympics, Salman Khan fans took that as an opportunity to get back at Yogeshwar, and some really stupid tweets followed.
I was about to type “watching #YogeshwarDutt fight” but he lost d match before i finished typing itAaya bada salman k baare mai bolne wala— Rajesh purohit (@RRAaajesh) August 22, 2016
I’m so pissed by #YogeshwarDutt wasn’t even prepared for this !? Din bhar twitter pe SALMAN SALMAN karega ab medal kaun tera baap layega?— Sad! (@SmilingAmira) August 21, 2016
Ohh #YogeshwarDutt lost? Aww when you have EGO and I’m the king attitude this is what you GET! One who can’t respect brand ambassador.— Parth™️ (@Parth_Dil_Se) August 21, 2016
Those who r saying don’t criticise #YogeshwarDutt so where were they when he was criticizing Rio for appointing Salman as ambassador..— D (@oneNnlyD) August 21, 2016
But in order to get back at the trolls, Yogeshwar himself recorded a video on Facebook. In the video, he says he doesn’t care what the naysayers and ‘fans of some ambassador’ have to say. He says that he is disappointed and apologises to fans and well-wishers for his poor performance, but says he’ll continue training hard, and that he’ll continue speaking his mind.
Great going Yogeshwar! This was a knockout like no other. We hope to see you get back in action and winning medals for India soon again.