18th January 2017: Baba Ramdev stunned the audiences yet again! He wrestled with the Olympian wrestler Andrey Stadnik and beat him to a score of 12-0 during the semi-final match between Mumbai Maharathis and NCR Punjab Royals. The Patanjali Powervita Pro Wrestling League Season -2 is being held at the KD Jadhav indoor stadium in the capital witnessed a one of its kind bout today between the Yoga Guru and Olympic wrestler.
Baba Ramdev before the beginning of the match showed some of his yoga asnaas and enthralled the spectators. Baba Ramdev on the occasion said that ‘Andrey is a class apart wrestler and I really enjoyed this wrestling session with him. I hope very soon wrestling as a sport will take over the world and will become much more recognized, with Pro wrestling league taking it to higher levels.‘ He further added that he exercises stamina building activities daily and whenever he gets time also visits akhaara to study wrestling.
The international wrestler Andrey was impressed and surprised with the energy of yoga guru and said, “I had my bout against a very strong opponent. His energy is amazing. I am also glad that he is supporting PWL. Its a great move made by him”.
This is not the first time; Baba Ramdev has shown interest in an exhibition bout. Last year, on the occasion of 20th anniversary of their Ashram in Haridwar, Baba had challenged double Olympic medalist Sushil Kumar.
Also spotted in the NCR Punjab Royal’s stand was Bobby Deol who had once again come to support his father’s co-owned team for the semi-final match. He rooted loudly for the team and ensured their entry into the finals.