It’s doubtful that KD Jadhav would recognize a wrestling that will take place in a track named after him on Thursday. At a time of India’s initial wrestling medallist during a Olympics and indeed for most of a new past, wrestling has mostly been deliberate a farming foe mostly fought in dangals. The diversion has prolonged complained of a miss of glamour, income and media coverage. But all this is set to change on Thursday when a Pro Wrestling League starts in New Delhi.
Over a march of subsequent 18 days, 54 wrestlers from 13 countries will contest again any other in a 6 city formed authorization system. They will enter a ring to their authorization thesis song. Bouts will be telecast on inhabitant TV. The esteem income during interest is a whopping Rs 3 crores, creation it a richest joining of a foe in a world.
It also creates wrestling a latest in a prolonged list of sports that have a veteran league. The wrestlers who will contest trust that their joining has what it takes to mangle giveaway of a clutter. “Like other sports, it is good that there is a joining for wrestling as well. Since it is a normal foe and that gives it an corner as people will come to watch this. There is income and infrastructure now and no doubt that we will make it a best in India,” says Vinesh Phogat who will combat for Dilli Veer.
The players apparently wish a joining does good as it offers them some really sizeable paycheques. But a income is not all for a players as 57 kg difficulty wrestler Amit Dahiya who was bought during a PWL auction for 30.1 lakh rupees by a Haryana Hammers team. “I have not suspicion about a money. All we know is how to combat and that is what we am going to do. we accost from Haryana and personification from a state’s authorization fills me with josh,” he says.
The Indian grapplers are not a usually one who have high hopes from a league. Argentina’s Yuri Maier is vehement about a initial pro joining in a foe as well. “It’s a good start for a game. If all a countries can follow fit afterwards a diversion can have improved days ahead” says Pan America bronze medallist Maier, who will be wrestling for a Haryana franchise.
Considering a abyss of talent in a league, however, there will be no easy wins. The organisers have finished a satisfactory pursuit by bringing in universe difficulty wrestlers in a likes Sweden’s universe series dual wrestler Sofia Mattson, universe champion in 58 kg difficulty Oksana Herhel and former 48 kg universe champion Kogut Oleksandra, both from Ukraine, Uzbekistan’s Navruzov Ikhtiyor , 3 time universe champion in a 69 kg difficulty Adeline Gray and Georgia’s universe championships bullion award leader Vladimir Khinchegashvili and a horde of star Indian wrestler like Sushil Kumar, Yogehswar Dutt, Bajrang, Phogat sisters underneath a same roof.
Making a joining interesting, a leader of a foe on a compare day will be motionless on a basement of best of 7 bouts among a dual teams. The tip 4 teams will validate from a semi-finals.
Since it is a initial book of a league, no group appears to be a transparent favourite though India’s star grappler Yogehwar is assured that his group will lift a prize “We have to win. We have a good group and we will win it for Haryana,” he says.
Indeed notwithstanding all a income and courtesy a foe is expected to get, a a priority for players still stays a same – to wrestle. “Be it country, state or league, what matters is wrestling. Agar sagaa bhai bhi aa jaye to mai sirf khusti karunga (I will wrestle, even my hermit turns up) ” Yogeshwar, a top paid Indian actor of a league, says.
It’s during slightest one thing, KD Jadhav would have understood.