National Kabaddi player Rohit Kumar wants to put himself tragedy behind price up to Rs 81 lakh. Confusion hung deep comes after Bob Hayton brought his gavel down to signal the sale of Rohit Kumar to Bengaluru Bulls, his previous team has broken the bank to save at the Pro Kabaddi auction on Monday.
Kabaddi player Rohit said to Firstpost over the phone on Tuesday, “Main Toh Rs 81 lakh pe hi kudu pada. Main uske baad TV dekh hi nahi paaya. Rs 81 lakh bahut hote hai, bhai. (I jumped out of my seat when the bidding price reached Rs 81 lakh and I was sold. I couldn’t watch TV after that. Rs 81 lakh is a lot of money.)”
“In fact, I didn’t know that Patna had tried to raise that bid. I was already celebrating and found out about it much later. I don’t know how to express my happiness over a phone call. I wish you could see my face.”
He added, “Before yesterday, not just me, all of us had thought that the price of the most expensive player would be somewhere close to Rs 50 or 55 lakh. But I’m now the second-most expensive player on this league.”
Nitin Tomar, who was brought by Uttar Pradesh at Rs 93 lakh, was more costly than him. During the first Pro Kabaddi league auction held in 2014 captain, Rakesh Kumar was the most costly player at Rs 12.8 lakh. But, the auction comes high after a topsy-turvy.
Rohit posted an emotional video on social media Facebook where he professed his love for his dead wife. He refused to talk about the issue, however, Bengaluru management said that they trust Rohit’s version.
Bengaluru franchise owner Uday Sinh Wala said “Regarding his court case, we believe him. Let the court take its course. We have a professional relationship with him, so we’re not directly involved in his family life.”
“The Rs 81 lakh price is relatively high. It is not a price I would have preferred to pay. But when there are 12 teams fighting over players, things tend to get a little crazy.”