Try to find something common between Cricket and Body Building and you will end up with nothing except the already known fact that both are sports. Hahahahaha!!!!!!! Stop Laughing.
But here is a man who started as a fast bowler in college team and ended up as an Internationally renowned Body Builder. So that ways he is a common link between both the sports.
He is Varinder Singh Ghuman, a world renowned Vegetarian Body Builder who is the first Asian to be ranked as ProSuper in body-building shows worldwide. He was adjudged Mr. India in 2009.
This Jalandhar based Man-of-muscles also happens to be the first Indian and also the first Asian to make it to the top line of Arnold Classic Europe - an international body-building championship, the premier ranks of Mr Universe contest and also the first Indian to win the Australian Grand Prix 2011. Keeping in view his perfect body, he has been chosen by none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger to be the brand ambassador for his signature gymnasiums and food supplements in India.
Born in a conservative family of Punjab Police personal in village Talwandi in the border district of Gurdaspur, this son of Asstt. Sub Inspector Bhupinder Singh (Retd.) and Late Smt. Harbhajan Kaur claims that he takes only vegetarian diet and fulfill his quota of proteins and calcium from milk and milk products. His father is into dairy farming now days.
Now if you are interested to know his vital stats, this 6 feet 3 inches tall Varinder Ghuman can put any average body builder to shame by flexing his 23 inches Biceps. His chest measures 53 inches. With 35 inches Thighs and 35-36 inches Waist size, this 130 Kgs Log-of-wood has earned a name not only for himself but for his state Punjab and for the Country as well.
The first Indian Body Builder to get a Pro Card by International Federation of Body Building (IFBB), this 'Pahlwan from Punjab' also carries an MA (English) degree under his belt.
Besides body building, another interest which Varinder is nurturing is of acting. After completing a course in dance and action in Mumbai to learn the basics, he has appeared in some music videos and now coming up as a hero in two Punjabi movies-Kabaddi once Again and Fateh.
However, when asked if he is setting his eyes on movies now, this long haired bulky man said "not at all, this I am doing on the sidelines but the passion is body building only".
After the launch of his two movies in the coming month, he said he would flex his muscles at World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) also.
The ultimate goal of this man who claimed to have amazed none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger with his tree-like solid physique has set his eyes on Mr. Olympia contest, a title which Arnold had won for seven times.
This 30-yrs-young body builder believes that it is only the genetics and hard trainings which keeps you ahead of others, muscle-by-muscle. His message to all the budding body builders is simple but loud."DO NOT USE DRUGS OR PERFORMANCE ENHANCING ANABOLIC STEROIDS. WORKOUT HARD AND HAVE GOOD NUTRITIOUS DIET"
By Rajesh C. Bali, AIR Correspondent, Jalandhar