Air pistol ace Abhishek Verma has enough achievements to feel deprived of the Arjuna Award. Rather than ruminating about the miss, the 31-year-old is happy for his mates in the Indian shooting team.
After the Asian Games bronze in 2018, Abhishek won the World Cup gold medals in Beijing and Rio last year. He also won the mixed air pistol gold with Manu Bhaker in the Asian Championship. He had made the World Championship final, and won the team silver.
With Saurabh Chaudhary winning two World Cup gold medals, it was a sweep of the highest honour for India, a domination over the rest of the world.
“My name was not in the list. It was definitely not a pleasant news for me, especially in this pandemic situation, where I am already struggling to keep myself busy,” observed Abhishek, an engineer and a lawyer rolled into one,…