New Delhi, Jan 9: The Pro Wrestling League (PWL) got off to a sensatiol start with Mumbai Maharathi besting Delhi Sultans 5-2 on the opening night at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here on Tuesday.
Rio Olympic Games bronze medallist wrestler Sakshi Malik, played her role as captain of the Maharathis with elan, winning the crucial fourth point to put the contest beyond the Sultans' reach. She trounced Monia 18-2 in what proved to be a walk in the park.
The two teams were locked 2-2 after four contests but Satender Malik edged out Hitender 7-6 to put the Maharathis ahead. Sakshi then walked into the stadium like a rock star, to a standing ovation by a packed house, and showed what she is all about.
She jumped into a 10-2 lead in the first period of the 62-kg bout and wrapped it up 18-2 to the delight of her fans. IANS