PWL 2018: Parveen Rana wants to beat Sushil Kumar for his cancer-stricken mother
Veer Maratha’s star wrestler Parveen Rana declared his goal for the New Year, vowing to defeat fierce rivals Sushil Kumar (Delhi Sultans) and Bekzod Abdurakhmonov (UP Dangal) in the upcoming Pro Wrestling League for his cancer-stricken mother.
Parveen Rana has been fired up by his loss to the 2012 Olympics silver medalist Sushil Kumar during trials for the Commonwealth and Asian Games and even more so by the ugly scuffles after the bitter bout.
“My mother is fighting against cancer right now. It’s in the third stage but more that she was really hurt to hear about the way I was attacked immediately after the bout,” Parveen said in a statement. “I am going to step into the PWL with her in mind, to avenge my unfair defeat,” he added.
He even claimed that he hadn’t lost the bout. “I felt that the scoring was biased, that the bout wasn’t judged properly. But that is in the past. I am only concerned about beating Sushil in the ring now,” Rana said.
He insisted that he didn’t want to think too much about the incidents after they stepped out of the mat. “That was very unfortunate. But that is not going to stop me from preparing for the prestigious league. I want to live up to the faith instilled in me by my team and will give my best to emerge victorious. I believe that winning is all all that matters and I am preparing myself to be the best in the League,” he stated.
Parveen Rana said that he was absolutely fit to take on the world’s best and would enthrall the audiences in Delhi with his muscle-crunching style of wrestling. Even in Season 2 of PWL, he tore a ligament during a bout but continued fighting through the pain. He might not have won that contest, but his spirit had won hearts.
“I am feeling fitter this season and am raring to go against the best, be it a World champion or an Olympic medalist. I feel our team is perfectly balanced but it all depends on how one performs on a given day. I feel that we can surely reach the latter stages of the tournament and anything can happen then,” the Qutubgarh lad, who idolises Yogeshwar Dutt, said.