A stadium filled with excitement, crowd cheering and chanting your name; and a rock-solid team standing behind your back and the honour of captaining Puneri Paltan! As a player, today I have everything, but it was not so from the beginning. During my childhood, I was mischievous and full of energy.
It was my PT teacher, who introduced me to sports to channelize my energy efficiently. My PT teacher put my name for an interschool Kabaddi tournament. I was a bit surprised, I had no knowledge of this sport, and I had never played the game before. Once I played, I was absolutely mesmerised by Kabaddi and decided that I will continue playing this sport.
To start with
It was in 2014, with
As the years progressed, I could see Kabaddi’s popularity soaring. Everyone in the country knows about Kabaddi, they have also played it in their childhood, but they never took it seriously. Pro Kabaddi League packed it in a way, which made it appealing to the masses across metros and rural areas as well! PKL became a great platform for all the undiscovered Kabaddi stars to showcase their talent. It was in season
In 2016, I was selected for the Kabaddi World Cup 2016 camp, but unfortunately, I could not make it to the final twelve. I was disappointed, but did not lose hope. I started practising harder and harder, and when it was time for Kabaddi masters in 2018, I made it to the national team. Donning the Indian jersey for the first time was a dream come true. I also represented India in the 2018 Asian games.
In season 5, I was bought byPuneriPaltan, where I had the opportunity to be with some of the best Kabaddi talents in the country like Sandeep Narwal, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Rajesh Mondal and Deepak Hooda. We had a good run in season 5, and even made it to the
In season 6, the PuneriPaltan management honoured me with the responsibility of being the skipper of the side. It was indeed a proud moment for me.
The season six of PKL is ending. Our team did not make it to the finale, but we sure played some