Abhinav Bindra, India's first and only individual Olympic gold medallist, has decided to call it a day, at least as far Commonwealth Games, are concerned. He asked his fans, followers and friends to pray for him and wish him luck.
Staying in Edinburgh, close to Dundee where the shooting competition is being held, Bindra, revealed his decision via social platform, twitter, saying, "Tom I will compete in my 5th CWG. This will be my last appearance at the games. Hope to have some fun."
He continued with another tweet, "Been a great journey which started as 15 year old at the KL games and have 8 CWG medals so far. So friends pray and wish me some luck :-)."
Bindra is competing in the 10m Air Rifle competition and with Pairs being cut from the programme, it is his only event.
Curiously, the Olympic champion has never won an individual gold medal in his main event, 10m Air Rifle (Individual) at either Commonwealth or Asian Games. He does have three gold medals in 10m Air Rifle Pairs, twice with Gagan Narang (in 2006 and 2010) and once with Sameer Ambekar (in 2002). He won a silver in 2002 and 2010 in individual and bronze in 2006.