Vastavam web: Wrestler Parveen Rana today accused two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar of “personally instigating” his supporters to manhandle him after the Commonwealth Games selection trials a few days ago.”As soon as the bout ended Sushil Kumar told his supporters ‘yeh raha isko dekhle’ (here he is show him) and then walked into a room. He personally inistigated them,” Rana said.Asked about the bout Rana alleged it was Sushil’s strategy to claim he had been bitten in order to take rest during the bout.
“I did not bite Sushil. There is a move in wrestling called ‘Kheme Dav’. In that move the opponent’s wrist slides pass the mouth. Sushil was trying to rub his wrist again and again on my mouth,” Rana said at the sidelines of a Pro Wrestling League (PWL) event.”We mid-level wrestlers participate in championships and tournaments on our own but when it’s the question of CWG these popular wrestlers come into the limelight saying they want to perform for the country.”If they want to perform, win medals why don’t they participate in Asian Games and World Championships? It is because they know they can get their way in CWG and then stay away for three years,” Rana said.
The 25-year-old grappler acknowledged that such an unprecedented incident, involving two wrestlers and their supporters, had never occurred before in India.
“I have fought against Narsingh, I have lost to him twice and I have won once. But no such thing happened. It’s a sport, the best person should win and be given a chance.” The two grapplers are set to clash on January 21 when Rana’s Veer Marathas take on Sushil’s Delhi Sultans in the PWL.”It’s not a do or die game for me as I have just started my career. I have many more bouts to play. I have just started, I want to win medals for the country,” Rana said.