After squash gold, Joshna Chinappa slams Pakistani opponent for excessive aggression

Joshna Chinappa on Monday added another gold medal to India’s South Asian Games tally, beating Pakistan’s Maria Toorpakai.

While India-Pakistan sporting contests are always tense and dramatic, this duel was ill-tempered.

In order to prevent “intentional obstruction and dramatization of infringements,” chief referee Munir Shah was forced to step in during the final.

There was also a collison between the two that led to Joshna’s racquet hitting Maria’s forehead, causing a bleeding injury to the Pakistani.

“I play on the PSA tour and most of the girls there play fair and clean. And, that is the kind of game that I like to play. Unfortunately, today was not a nice game to watch. We both want to win but there is a way to win as well,” Joshna was quoted as saying by the Hindu.

The Indian eventually won the contest 10-12, 11-7, 11-9 and 11-7.

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