Jammu, November 09: Presence of ‘The Great Khali’ at the closing ceremony of the Jammu District Wrestling Championship held in Bajrangi Akhara became a glorious moment for the wrestlers of the state who got this rare opportunity to meet the internationally renowned World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestler.
It was not just a dream come true moment for the young wrestlers of the state but Dalip Singh Rana alias Khali also had a great experience in being a part of a wrestling event at Jammu. Khali, while speaking on the sidelines of a function, applauded J&K wrestlers for showing tremendous skills during the championship.
According to Khali, there is no dearth of talent in India and it is going to be the force to reckon with in world wrestling in future and the wrestlers in Jammu also have that stamina and required skills to take on the wrestlers of the world.
Khali also spoke about the similarities between the states of J&K and Punjab. He said, “Before visiting Jammu, I was of the view that it is also a hilly area. But it is plain area just like Punjab and the culture too is quite similar.”
Pertinently, the championship was organised by the J&K Wrestling Association on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti under the aegis of the J&K State Sports Council and the J&K Olympic Association. There were around 100 wrestlers who participated in the event and all were happy about the presence of Khali in the championship.
“The championship could not get any better than this. We have seen this semi-retired professional wrestler on Television only. We follow him religiously and interacting with him was a dream that came true”, said one of the wrestlers.
However, Khali stayed in Jammu on Sunday and scheduled to leave for Katra town on Monday morning in order to pay obeisance at the Vaishno Devi shrine.