Kabaddi is emerging out to be the most promising game in the mainstream sports category of our country, India, especially after the perfect commercialising of it from Pro Kabaddi League. With this platform, we have come across the many faces that themselves must not have thought whether they would earn this amount of recognition and love worldwide. Here is such a face who has been guiding his fate since he has got into the court.
Presenting Manjeet Chillar, the former captain of the Pro Kabaddi team, Bengaluru Bulls and the present captain of Puneri Paltan.
Manjeet was actually a wrestler in his starting days. But in a fight, he broke his nose; when he came back to his village where he saw many kabaddi players and therefore, he started playing kabaddi with them. He's an all-rounder by position.
Manjeet has scored an average of 100 points in every season of the Pro Kabaddi and has been awarded as the most valuable player of the tournament in the second season.
Manjeet is not just a star athlete of the league but is also the most desirable captain. He has lead two teams namely, Bengaluru Bulls and Puneri Paltan. His team members refer to him as a great source of motivation as he has been the man behind their sensational performance.
Kabaddi should be there in Olympics and even in Commonwealth games because then there will be a feeling in Indian hearts that the kabaddi players can get a gold for the country. Manjeet says, "we are confident we can achieve it if kabaddi is part of such events".
"Everyone knows us now and the sport of kabaddi. Because of the PKL, there has been more interest in kabaddi and even more players want to play the sport and make their mark", Chillar says showing his views for the league. He further says that there are two players in the Indian squad from Nizampur (Manjeet's hometown), which has inspired the little children from the village to play Kabaddi, as they see a career in it.
The tough Haryanvi man has also been awarded the Prestigious Arjuna Award by the government of India for his contribution and dedication for the sport of Kabaddi.
Manjeet's portfolio highlights are not constraint till the platform of Pro Kabaddi. This mighty athlete was an integral and important part of the gold medal winning Indian team at the Asian Games and the Asian Indoor games in 2014 and 2013 respectively.
Way to go champion, best wishes from Khelega Bharat.