The Wrestling Federation of India has brought Bajrang Punia’s coach Shako Bentinidis under its wings by offering him a contract till the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and also appointed Russian Murad Gaidarov to help out Deepak Punia and Ravi Dahiya. Bentinidis was attached with the JSW and the WFI was always interested in having the services of the Georgian. Betinidis had refused the offer earlier but was left with no option but to bow down to the Federation since it was not happy with him and was contemplating getting Bajrang a new coach. There were complaints that Bajrang criticised WFI for its working style and the Federation took exception to that. Apart from that, Bentinidis had protested a four-point move during Bajrang’s semi-final loss at the World Championship which the WFI believed robbed the Indian of appearance in the gold medal bout.