In a disastrous turn of events at the ongoing 18th Asian Games, the Indian men's kabaddi team went down to spirited Iran 18-27 in the semifinals. This is the first time that seven-time champions India won't be playing in the summit clash of the competition. This loss has drawn widespread criticism from former players and coaches. Honnappa Gowda, former India player and Asian gold medalist feels that due to wrong selection, team lost a chance to get their hands on another gold. Gowda lashed out at the federation for not selecting deserving players. In his view raiders alone cannot win the match, but defence is of equal importance too. Gowda goes on to say that this performance just reflects that players want to play in big leagues like PKL, which is not enough to test the talent.