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Airline charges extra for hockey stick from Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh

Indian hockey goalkeeper and former captain, PR Sreejesh, was charged INR. 1500/- extra to carry his 41-inch hockey stick by an airline on Friday.

Airline charges extra for hockey stick from Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh
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PR Sreejesh in action during training

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 2022-09-24T11:43:57+05:30

Indian hockey goalkeeper and former captain, PR Sreejesh, was charged INR. 1500/- extra to carry his 41-inch hockey stick by an airline at the Bengaluru airport on Friday.

The 34-year-old Khel Ratna awardee took to his personal Twitter account to express his disappointment.

"FIH allow me to play with 41-inch hockey stick, but @Indigo6E never allow me to carry anything over 38 inch. What to do? Pay extra Rs. 1500 for handling the goalkeeper baggage," Sreejesh tweeted.

While quite a few netizens were quick to hold the airline accountable for treating a national team player in this manner, the others questioned why should rules be different for anyone and why should the rules be relaxed for sportspersons.


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