Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has decided to take a break from his social media activities in order to provide greater focus to his preparations for Tokyo Olympics.
BAJRANG PUNIA POSTED AN IDENTICAL MESSAGE ON ALL OF HIS SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
Punia posted an identical message to his followers on all of his social media accounts, which read: “Mein apne sabhi social media handles ko aaj se band kar raha hu. Ab Olympic ke baad aap sabhi se mulaakaat hogi … ummeed karta hu aap apna pyaar banaye rakhenge ….. Jai Hind.”
Mein apne sabhi social media handles ko aaj se band kar raha hu. Ab Olympic ke baad aap sabhi se mulaakaat hogi … ummeed karta hu aap apna pyaar banaye rakhenge ….. jai Hind 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/wCKXuT4gj9
— Bajrang Punia 🇮🇳 (@BajrangPunia) March 1, 2021
His message, when translated to English, means that he is going to close down all of his social media handles from the day of delivering this message. He will come back to social media and become active after Tokyo Olympics gets over. He wishes that his followers will retain their love for him throughout the period of absence.
HE HAS NEVER TAKEN SUCH A DECISION BEFORE
Punia is well known for his social media activities, where he often posts about social and political issues. However, he does not want any distractions down his path to the podium at a Tokyo stadium. He has stayed away from social media for a month or two during previous major sporting events where he participated. The events include Rio Olympics 2016. However, he has never decided to stay away from social media on such a long scale (5 months).
In an interview to Times Of India, Punia said that the decision to leave social media is tough for him because he has never taken such a decision before. However, he understands that these sacrifices are small steps to gain Olympic Gold glory. When it comes his focus on Olympics, no other object of attention matters to him. The next five months will see him staying away from the hustle and trends of social media as he trains and tries hard to pursue his dream of winning an Olympic Gold for India.
“It was tough but isn’t something I haven’t done before. In the pursuit of an Olympic gold, you make such small sacrifices. Nothing else matters when it comes to the Olympics. For the next five months, I will be staying off all kinds of social media distractions to pursue my dream of winning a gold for India,” he stated.