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Our Olympic Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt Is Furious About Salman Khan Being Team India's Ambassador

"Why are you fooling the country?"

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On April 23, Salman Khan was appointed as the goodwill ambassador for the Indian contingent at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Khan will be seen playing a wrestler in his upcoming film Sultan.
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Khan will be seen playing a wrestler in his upcoming film Sultan.

While some welcomed the move, wrestler and medal-hopeful Yogeshwar Dutt questioned the appointment of the actor.

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Dutt took to Twitter to vent his anger against Khan and the authorities.

"Can someone tell me what the job of an ambassador is? Why are you fooling the public? 😡" Dutt tweeted.
Twitter: @DuttYogi

"Can someone tell me what the job of an ambassador is? Why are you fooling the public? 😡" Dutt tweeted.

He went on a rant against the timing of Khan's appointment.

When asked if he wanted Randeep Hooda or Shah Rukh Khan to be appointed instead, Dutt responded by saying, "You have the right to promote your movie anywhere in this country, but the Olympics are no place for movie promotions."
Twitter: @DuttYogi

When asked if he wanted Randeep Hooda or Shah Rukh Khan to be appointed instead, Dutt responded by saying, "You have the right to promote your movie anywhere in this country, but the Olympics are no place for movie promotions."

He even called out Khan's credentials.

"There are big sports stars like P.T. Usha and Milkha Singh who worked hard for the country in tough times. What has this ambassador done in the field of sports," Dutt tweeted.
Twitter: @DuttYogi

"There are big sports stars like P.T. Usha and Milkha Singh who worked hard for the country in tough times. What has this ambassador done in the field of sports," Dutt tweeted.

Khan's fans tried to troll Dutt for his outspoken tweets...

"You were made health ambassador of Haryana in 2012. Were you a doctor? Did you develop a cure for AIDS?"
Twitter: @RiturajKathait

"You were made health ambassador of Haryana in 2012. Were you a doctor? Did you develop a cure for AIDS?"

But Dutt shut them all down swiftly and perfectly.

"They made me an ambassador because I'm an athlete. I don't drink and I don't smoke. Now you tell me why Salman has been chosen for the Olympics."
Twitter: @DuttYogi

"They made me an ambassador because I'm an athlete. I don't drink and I don't smoke. Now you tell me why Salman has been chosen for the Olympics."

And when someone pointed out that Khan might bring more TRPs and sponsors in the future, Dutt had this to say:

"Brother, the country needs medals, not sponsors 🇮🇳"
Twitter: @DuttYogi

"Brother, the country needs medals, not sponsors 🇮🇳"

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