He's aggressive, he's fearless and he loves to pick a fight. It is no wonder then that Harbhajjan Singh is taking a break from the cricket field to join the wrestling ring. CS caught up with Bhajji at the shoot of the pilot episode of a wrestling reality show in Pune:
Who: Harbhajjan Singh
What: Talking about his tryst with television and cricket
Fist of fury
I am not here to judge or wrestle. I am happy being a cricketer. Playing for my country has made me what I am and I am happy being in that space. I am here to promote the sport and create awareness about it. I am watching it from the point of view of an audience member and a sportsman. So, don't think that this means that my cricketing days are over. I don't know what I will do after I retire. I think I have a good six-seven years of cricket left in me. But yes, I'm open to doing television when a good offer comes along. I can tell you that the experience of the two shows that I did on TV, was exhilarating.
Punjabi kushti pehelwan
I was a Judo champion when I was a kid. And guess what, I won a lot of medals too. It could have been a good career option for me, but thankfully I realised that my size wasn't right for the sport (laughs). Then I turned my energies to cricket and it became my passion, my life. It's probably been the best decision of my life. Cricket has given me great exposure and introduced me to some amazing people.
Sports minds, think alike
Sportspeople click, and there is no language barrier between them. When we meet, we talk about diet, exercise and about what keeps us ticking. Each one has a different approach towards his/her game and this is what is intriguing about being a sports personality. Different sports persons have different ways of dealing with stress � some listen to music, some stay away from the media glare. We discuss all of this. It's always great to talk to different sports personalities.