Jinder Mahal names Sachin Tendulkar as the cricketer he admires

Mahal jokes about having a match with Harbhajan Singh.

Jinder Mahal with Sachin Tendulkar | Twitter
The WWE wrestler Jinder Mahal was spotted playing cricket with kids from Special Olympics Bharat. Mahal, who has a good record in wrestling and also has WWE championship belt found it tough to keep the kids quiet as they hit him out of the park on many occasions.

Talking about his experience Jinder said, “It was an excellent experience and I haven’t played cricket in a long time. I am proud of these players and they have given me the motivation to defy all odds.

"Their dedication is very inspiring and I hope they continue to make India proud. My bowling wasn’t that good but that doesn’t take away from the fact that they are excellent batsmen. I think I need more practice."

He also revealed the name of cricketer he has invited on his fight with Triple H in New Delhi. He named Sachin Tendulkar as the cricketer he admires the most. 

“I always invite Sachin for my events in India. It will be great to see him. And there’s also Bhajji (Harbhajan Singh). I also wish lot of success to him as he has represented Punjab so well in all these years. Maybe he should step in the ring with me sometime,” he laughed as he hoped that the game of cricket gets popular in North America. “I completely see cricket becoming a global sport in coming years,” he added.

Kavita Devi has become first Indian women to get inside the ring of WWE. Jinder appreciated her work and said, “She worked really hard. She is inspiring the next generation. By stepping in the ring in a salwar kameez, she has proved that she can take part in a global event while still holding on to her culture and heritage. I am really proud of her.”  

Vijender who trained with the wrestler wished him luck for the upcoming event. “He is a talented wrestler. I had a good training session with him and wished him luck for his fight.”


By Sihyeu Prakash Singh - 09 Dec, 2017

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