Wrestling bouts in Maharashtra mired in controversy as the main players showing unwillingness to participate.
Chandrahar Patil, the wrestler who recently lost in the Maharashtra Kesari tournament in Pune, has opted out of Hind Kesari competition. The wrestler said he would like to keep away from Pune owing to rioting by the spectators.
In the recently held Maharashtra Kesari, the spectators had rushed into the well after Saeed Chaus seemed to win the game. Before that, Patil had to lose the fight because of rioting by people. This has cause a controversy in the wrestling circle in the state.
Patil, a two time Maharashtra Kesari today declared he will not participate in the tournament which will take place at Lonikand between December 24 to 26. Hind Kesari is a national level competition which is highly esteemed title in the wrestlers in India. Patil had created history in January this year by winning the Maharashtra Kesari title for the second consecutive year.