Sports vs Crime: Virender Sehwag's epic take on Rio Paralympics gold medallist Mariyappan's inspiration, mother
Mariyappan was left with permanent disability at an early age when a bus crushed his right leg, below the knee.
New Delhi: Batting great Virender Sehwag on Sunday hailed Mariyappan Thangavelu, who made India pride by winning winning a gold medal in the ongoing Rio Paralympics 2016.
Saroja,mother of Mariyappan is a vegetable seller,it's a slap on ppl givng excuse of family condtn fr picking up gun pic.twitter.com/ds7J9dME4X
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 11, 2016
Sehwag, who has assumed the role of a concerned citizen with his politically correct Tweets, said that Mariyappan's success is a slap on the people who used family plight as excuses to commit crime.
Mariyappan won gold medal in the men's high jump T-42 event with a leap of 1.89 metres. And he thus became the first Indian para-athlete to bag a gold medal in the event. India's Varun Singh Bhati came third, behind Sam Grewe of United States.
Mariyappan was left with permanent disability at an early age when a bus crushed his right leg, below the knee. Bhati, meanwhile, had polio. That's their brief story!