FIH President Narinder Dhruv Batra apologises for emotional outburst on social media

By: |
New Delhi | June 23, 2017 9:08 PM

FIH President Narinder Dhruv Batra has apologised to several nations, including Pakistan, for his social media outburst during the recent Men's Hero Hockey World League Semi-Final match between India and Pakistan in London.

Narinder Batra apology, Narinder Batra, Narinder Dhruv Batra, FIH statement, Pakistan in Champions trophy Final, Mirwaiz Umar FarooqNarinder Batra, who was elected as the FIH president last year, had taken to social media network to vent his emotions during the June 18th match, in which India wore black armband in protest. (Photo: FIH/Twitter)

FIH President Narinder Dhruv Batra has apologised to several nations, including Pakistan, for his social media outburst during the recent Men’s Hero Hockey World League Semi-Final match between India and Pakistan in London. “FIH President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra has issued personal apologies via formal letters and follow up phone calls to several nations and the FIH Executive Board in relation to posting inappropriate comments on his personal Facebook page,” A FIH statement said. Batra, who was elected as the FIH president last year, had taken to social media network to vent his emotions during the June 18th match, in which India wore black armband in protest. The two countries have not been playing bilateral series in hockey and cricket due to the degrading political relations between the two neighbouring nations.

Following Indian cricket team’s loss against Pakistan in Champions trophy Final at Oval on the same day, Batra posted some abusive remarks against Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who had congratulated the Pakistan cricket team. The International hockey governing body was not pleased with Batra’s remarks and forced the former Hockey India chief to delete his posts. According to media reports, Batra then wrote a letter to the President of Pakistan’s Hockey Federation offering his apologies.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1IPL 2021, RR vs DC: Unadkat’s brilliant spell of 3/15 restricts Delhi Capitals to 147 for 8
2BCCI Central Contracts: Virat, Rohit, Bumrah remain in top bracket; Pandya promoted to grade A
3IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals win toss, opt to bowl, Delhi Capitals blood young Lalit Yadav