Far from the tense faceoff on the country’s western front is the make-believe world of pro-wrestling. But here too is a familiar script: India squaring off with Pakistan. Also in the mix are a dubious baba, a corrupt police officer and a feisty woman. GAURAV BHATT on how pro-wrestling is slowly building a cult following in India, one punch at a time.
Skipper Khetik Shabalov led from the front as Delhi Sultans all but dashed Mumbai Maharathi's chances of making it to the semi-final beating them 5-2 in their final group encounter at the Pro Wrestling League.
Bajrang Punia prevailed over European Championships gold medallist Haji Aliyev 8-6 in a dramatic bout in the 65kg category to give Punjab Royals their second consecutive win in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL).