Ahead of WWE’s visit to India in the month of December, former WWE NXT champion and WWE Universal champion Finn Balor expressed his desire to meet Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and play a practice match with him.
He is also hopeful of the right-hander teaching him few tricks and the rules of the game. Hailing from Ireland, a country where cricket is growing rapidly, Balor admits that he has no idea about the game and has never seen much of the sport in the past.
In spite of that, Balor has watched bits and pieces of action when Ireland played Australia and is aware of the fact that his home country has been doing well of late.
Talking to India Today, Balor said, “I absolutely have no idea about the game, never seen much of cricket. I’ve seen a little bit on TV when Ireland played against Australia. I know Ireland have been doing quite well recently. I’ve been in Japan and America for the last 15 years, so it’s not something I’ve had much of an opportunity to witness. But obviously, I’m proud and would love to see Ireland and India in the future. Yeah! I’d love to meet the captain of the Indian cricket team. I think he is kind of badass and everything. You know, I’d actually love to play a practice match and if he could show me a few tricks and teach me the laws of the game which I missed out on. I think it would be fun to have a couple of rounds with him.“
Balor is a part of the WWE Raw roster that will be travelling to New Delhi where there will be a couple Live events scheduled to take place on December 8 and 9. Balor will take on Bray Wyatt on December 8 and will face Curtis Axel on December 9.
Along with Balor, all three members of the SHIELD, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, ‘Monster Among Men’ Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe, Bray Wyatt, WWE Raw Tag Team champions Cesaro and Sheamus, WWE Raw Women’s champion Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks etc. are also scheduled to make an appearance.
Former WWE champion Jinder Mahal, who lost his WWE championship to AJ Styles recently, is also set to make an appearance and is advertised as a two-time champ and will face Kevin Owens in a title match.