Olympic bronze medal-winning Indian hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh on Friday posted a tweet in which he expressed his disappointment at IndiGo airlines for charging him extra for his "goalkeeper baggage".
FIH allow me to play with a 41inch hockeystick, but @IndiGo6E never allow me to carry anything over 38inch.— sreejesh p r (@16Sreejesh) September 23, 2022
What to do? Pay extra Rs,1500 for handling the goalkeeper baggage.#loot pic.twitter.com/lJWFkAlgfT
The goalkeeper highlighted that the International Hockey Federation (FIH) allows him to carry a hockey stick which is over 40 inches, however on the contrary the airline demanded more than a thousand rupees for him to carry the same.
Sreejesh has recently been nominated for the FIH Men's Goalkeeper of the Year Award 2021-22. He was a part of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics bronze medal-winning team.
The star goalkeeper was awarded the 'World Games Athlete of the Year 2021' award for his outstanding performance in 2021. He became the second Indian player to receive this award.