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Respect should be earned: Sushil Kumar after Narsingh fails doping test

Updated: Jul 24, 2016 16:15 IST

New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): After Rio-bound wrestler Narsingh Yadav tested positive for a banned substance, fellow Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar has said respect is something that was earned, not demanded.

Even though he did not indicate in his Instagram post that he was commenting on Narsingh's doping scandal, his message came about the time his nemesis was tested positive.

The report of his 'A' sample test came out positive. Later, he was called for his 'B' sample test, which also returned positive.

NADA Director General Navin Agarwal confirmed that Narsingh's 'B' sample also tested positive and he appeared before a NADA disciplinary panel on Saturday.

The 26-year-old, who is India's contender in 74kg men's freestyle category at the Summer Games, was tested positive for a banned steroid, thus casting doubts over his participation in the prestigious event.

Narsingh, who bagged the quota in the 74kg category with a bronze medal finish in last year's World Championships, was selected for the Rio Olympics in controversial circumstances as two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar had demanded for trials to determine who should go to the games.

However, Narsingh was favoured for the same after fighting a lengthy legal battle with Sushil. (ANI)