Calcutta, Aug. 23: Former Davis Cup coach Akhtar Ali expressed his disappointment over Zeeshan Ali’s exclusion from the Arjuna Awardees list.
“I know the AITA strongly recommended Zeeshan’s name for the third time. We were expecting he would surely be awarded this year… But again he has been left out. I think this is sheer injustice,” Akhtar said.
“Even Sandeep Kirtane got it last year. Don’t you think Zeeshan is more deserving'”
Akhtar attended a gathering at South Club to wish Leander Paes a speedy recovery. Arun Lal, Chuni Goswami and Anwar Ali were also present.