India Men's Hockey Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh Fined by Airline For Excess Baggage

Updated: 01 November 2016 21:32 IST

It was learnt that PR Sreejesh was fined Rs 1500 for carrying 'sports equipment' that was termed as excess baggage

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PR Sreejesh took to Twitter to vent his frustration on the fine. © AFP

New Delhi:

An angry Indian hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh on Tuesday vented his ire on airline career Air Asia which penalised him for excess baggage which included his sports equipment as he was returning after winning the Asian Champions Trophy tournament.

India had beaten Pakistan 3-2 in a thrilling final match in Kuantan.

It was learnt that Sreejesh was fined Rs 1500 for carrying 'sports equipment' that was termed as excess baggage.

An irate Sreejesh took to Twitter to express his disappointment.

"Extra charges for the sports equipment bag which come below 15kg??" he tweeted to the Air Asia account.

The star custodian's equipment is expected to be heavier than his teammates as goalkeepers have heavy protective gears which includes upper body protection, thick pads, gloves and a helmet unlike outfield players who need to carry their hockey sticks.

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Highlights
  • PR Sreejesh was fined for excess baggage by an airline
  • The Indian hockey goalkeeper was carrying sports equipment
  • He was returning from Kuantan where India won the Asian Champions Trophy
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