Commonwealth Games gold medallist wrestler turned politician Babita Phogat and 2014 Asian Games gold medal winning kabaddi player Kavita Devi have both been made sports deputy directors by the Haryana government. Haryana Sports and Youth Affairs department principal secretary in two separate orders made the appointments under the Haryana Outstanding Sportspersons Rules 2018. Babita took to twitter to thank Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and state Sports Minister Sandeep Singh among others for the appointment. Babita had won silver at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and went on to win gold at the 2014 Glasgow CWG. She won a silver at Gold Coast in 2018. She had also won a bronze in the 2012 wrestling World Championships.