PR Sreejesh took to Twitter to vent his frustration on the fine. © AFP
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.
— sreejesh p r (@16Sreejesh) November 1, 2016
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.