Current WWE champion Jinder Mahal picks between Dhoni and Kohli
The ‘Maharauja’ couldn't evade answering cricket related questions on his tour to India.
Updated - Dec 9, 2017 1:13 pm
Indian origin WWE wrestler Jinder Mahal is all prepped up to fight 14-time world champion Triple H on December 9 at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, New Delhi. Mahal, who is the current WWE champion will take on Triple H in arguably the biggest match of his career.
The WWE live event has been made possible after the promotion and Sony Pictures Networks India announced the 2-day event that will take place on Friday, December 8, and Saturday, December 9. The event follows the massive success of the WWE’s tour of India in January of 2016, its first in fourteen years.
However, on his visit to India, the ‘Maharaja’ couldn’t evade answering cricket related questions. In an interview with NDTV he faced a rather tricky question when he had to pick one amongst MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. When quizzed, the Indo-Canadian wrestler had a clear answer. With a wry smile on his face when he took the name of current Indian skipper, “I like Virat Kohli as he is a very stylish player.”
Kohli is a household name in the country and has taken the Men in Blue to new heights. Thus, it wasn’t surprising that Mahal tipped the scales in favour of the current Indian skipper.
Jinder Mahal opens up about India
Mahal also discussed on a couple of other topics. The Maharaja also spoke about how big a fan he is of the Indian cuisines and hardly shies away from disclosing his love for the local Indian food.
He also went on to name Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff as his preferred tag-team partners against the likes of USOs (SmackDown Tag-team champion), suggesting he would not like to face the Bollywood duo in the ring and would rather have them beside them. Jinder then was asked to pick his favourite Bollywood actor, to which he replied, ‘Hrithik Roshan’. The wrestler also revealed how big a fan he is of the former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.