My rifle is like my baby
SWorld Cup gold medallist hooting is everything for me, it is like my life. I stepped into it with no idea or background. It happened because I was part of the National Cadet Corps (NCC).
When I realised the different requirements and challenges, weapons fascinated me and also the weird gear I saw the seniors wearing. When I started winning, I became aware of the talent within. It was a gradual process and I did not realise when it became my profession.
Later, when I used to take a day or twoday break from shooting, I became restless because I did not get to touch my weapon. It had become part of my life by then. My rifle is like my baby. I respect my weapon and equipments like God for giving me everything I have in my life.
In my competitive days, Sportstar was the only magazine I knew which was dedicated to sport. Writers here and few other publications were the only people following shooting and aware about the sport.
I appreciate the unbiased coverage by Sportstar for each and every discipline, shooting specifically, during the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and other major events where our achievements were highlighted. Shooting got an equal share in the magazine’s coverage of all sport followed in India.