November 8: The Renowned Wrestlers start reaping the benefits of glamour and money by resorting to Kabbaddi playing along with wrestling. This is evident from the fact that most of the international kabbadi teams presently playing in India are star studded with famous wrestlers. These wrestlers were exclusively playing wrestleling before trying their luck in kabbadi playing as well.
The glamour coupled with money in kabbadi is the major factor behind the inflow of wrestlers into kabbadi arena. Now these wrestlers are scaling heights in both fields. Prize money in kabbadi has increased manifold, first prize of Rs.2 crore in second pearls world cup kabbadi, 2011, other attractive prizes and incentives for the players ,International live telecast of all the matches are such things which enthrall these wrestlers and brought them in the arena of kabbadi.
Among the famous wrestlers who are now playing kabbadi England ‘s Jiti Kounar is prominent . He was exclusively playing wrestling before shifting to kabbadi playing. Jiti has already won the national junior wrestling championship in England. Title of Bharti Kesari in Mananhana (India) and Aftab-E-Hind at Purewal sports (Hakimpur) also goes to the credit of Jiti. Jasbir Singh Jassa of America is “Patha” of renowned Indian wrestling coach R.S.Kandu, who has played free style wrestling at national level.
Pakistan’s Ishfak Patha is also national wrestling champion. Ishfak has won Rushtm-E-Sialkot title recently. Indian Player Gurbinder Kahlwan was also a famous wrestler. American Kabbadi team is having the largest number of wrestlers, among them Meek siatal, Dhulla Frizenu, Billa NathuChahal, Jasoos Ajro were playing kabbadi alongwith wrestling. Canada’s Pamma Chander, Italy’s Gurmail Singh Jogi, migrated from wrestling to kabbadi. Similarly, the new kabbdi teams like Argentina, Sri lanka having many such players, who are basically wrestlers of junior Level.