''As a sportsman I want to congratulate him for leading India to spectacular win in Pakistan. At the same time, I will request him to make efforts so that disciplines like athletics, which have not received much favour from sponsors, get corporate support,'' Usha said.
''Today, no sports can thrive without support from sponsors. But so far, only cricket has been lucky,'' she said.
Usha, however, said that she had sent a message to him but was yet to receive a response.