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  • Dec
  • 06

“I want to up my game and prove on the mat” – Puneri Paltan’s Parvesh

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Parvesh, all-rounder of Puneri Paltan and Pro Kabaddi has claimed 9 points in the 3 matches, with 5 most points in a match he played this season. The youngster went through plenty of struggles to become the player that he is today.

Parvesh was born on 18th November 1994 in Kiloi, Haryana. With the village being the hotbed for the combat sport, Parvesh had a natural inclination for kabaddi. Rolling back a few years, Pardeep Narwal shared how he started playing kabaddi and spoke about his coach Sunil Hooda who trained him to become the player he is today. I started off with wrestling however my father insisted me to take up Kabaddi.

In the village, I grasped Kabaddi lessons from Sunil Hooda. I lost my father when I was in 11th standard,” recalls Pravesh. Later, he was left devastated after an injury which ruled him out to play the sport for one year. However his coach, Sunil Hooda motivated him to play Kabaddi again. “It took me 1 year to recover from the injury. Sunil Hooda helped me recover by not only helping financially but mentally as well. He has been my strongest support system,” narrates Pravesh. Parvesh is hugely indebted to the sport. After recovery, he was selected to practice in Sports Authority of India’s Sonipat centre.

kabaddi is what helped him get admitted at the East Central Railway through the sports quota.

Pravesh broke into PKL when he was selected by Bengaluru Bulls in the third season and in season six Puneri Paltan picked him up to amp up their attacking brigade. When asked about his team’s regular training regime, he responds by saying, “Yes, we underwent a rigorous fitness session with Puneri Paltan over a period of 15 days. In the offseason, I go to the gym and practice with the East Central Railway team.”

On season 6 expectation, he wants to up his game and proves himself on the mat. He is also expecting a lot of Kabaddi drama, exhilarating moves, breathtaking finishes in the PKL season 6. Pravesh speaks highly of Ashan Kumar, Puneri Paltan head coach and the bond that he shared with the players. “Ashan sir is the best. I have not come across a man with such high skills and abilities. He makes us feel homely but at the same time point out our mistakes and rectifies them.” On being asked who are the strongest contenders in the season six of PKL, he says, “All teams are strong, but uncertainty is part and parcel of any game so one cannot pinpoint which team is strong or which one is weak. We have seen examples of this when South Korea defeated India in the Asian Games 2018 and in 2016 Kabaddi World Cup.” Pravesh also feels that India team could have done much better at the Asian Games, ‘but in the end, it’s a game, we will definitely come up stronger n the next Asiad.”  


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