Good to be unknown, says boxer Vikas Krishan

Vikas Krishan
London, Jul 22: He is one of India's best bets for an Olympic medal in boxing, but world number six Vikas Krishan does not quite like the spotlight on him as he feels it is better to be unknown to lead a normal life.

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"It is good to be unknown," the Asian Games gold medallist said in an interaction at the Games Village on Sunday.

"Too much publicity impinges in the private life of a person. I can't do normal things, which people of my age do. I can't even talk loudly or criticise somebody because people and media will blow it out of proportion," he added.

But the boxer conceded that a bit of limelight is good for the sport in general.

"I am talked about because media has highlighted my performance and for that I am grateful. But beyond a point, I miss the simple enjoyments of life which my friends indulge in," he said.

About his journey to stardom, Vikas said, "I took up boxing at the age of 10 because most of my friends were in it. Basically, this sport is considered to be for tough persons, so I also wanted to be tough and healthy.

"Don't look surprised but this is a fact that I did nothing extra, I boxed like any other village boy and I did not have any extra diet."

"It has been totally normal upbringing so far and that is why I am so grateful to God. Luck has been with me. God has been very kind to me. I have seen more hard working players sitting out," he added.


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