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I wouldn’t want to go into ring: Harbhajan Singh

Cricketer Harbhajan Singh is the goodwill of an upcoming reality show featuring wrestlers.

tv Updated: Jan 21, 2012 16:18 IST
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Dibyojyoti Baksi
Hindustan Times
Harbhajan Singh,Colours reality show,Ring Ka King

Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh believes that not just cricket, every sport is equally important, and is elated to be associated with the upcoming Colours reality show, Ring Ka King that goes on air on Januray 28.

“I’m glad the channel thought of me as a goodwill ambassador. I’m always happy to be a part of any sport, though in this case, I wouldn’t want to go into the ring,” laughs the cricketer, popularly know as Bhajji.

The show will feature 30 Indian and international wrestlers. Fifteen of them are star American wrestlers, including Jeff Jarrett, Matt Morgan, Scott Steiner and Monster Abyss from Total Nonstop Action (TNA), who will take on their Indian counterparts in episode that will be aired every weekend. Bhajji was stunned to meet them in person.

“So far, I’ve only seen them on TV. Watching them fight live is an experience. They are such strong and fit giants. Wrestling is no joke,” he says, sounding awe-struck.

He has been taking fitness and bodybuilding tips from the wrestlers and enjoying the interactions immensely.

He lauds the channel for this initiative to promote our native sport “You have to start somewhere, and bringing down international wrestlers will certainly spark off interest among the aam janta (common people). Also, it’s a great platform for national wrestlers to make a name for themselves by competing with these big names.”

However, well aware of the risks involved, he cautions kids from aping what they see on screen.

“My suggestion to both the old and the young is to treat the show as entertainment and not try it with friends in real life,” says the Indian off-spinner.

First Published: Jan 21, 2012 13:28 IST