Indonesian, Sri Lankan, Taiwanese, Turkmenistan, Polish players – in Indian Kabaddi League ? Let’s know more about them

1. I Ketut Ariana

Indonesian player I Ketut Ariana is the other international player in the Bengaluru Bulls fold. The lanky former 100 mt dash athlete, who coaches a high school team in the picturesque Bali, started playing the sport in 2008. He played Kabaddi , when Indonsia hosted the Asian Beach Games. The regular international player is also known to be a former football player. However, he is still awaiting his turn to show his style of play and has not yet found his place in the main team for the Bulls.

2. Sinotharan Kanesharajah

The only Srilankan player in the extravagant Kabaddi league Sinotharan Kanesharajah played on a mat for the first time in his life in the first edition. The 26-year-old was part of his country’s Bronze-medal team at the 2014 Asian Beach Games and is known to have picked up the game just five years back. The basketball lover, who joined the Sri Lankan Navy on the sports quota, was bought by the Bengaluru franchise for Rs.2.3 lakh featured in just one game in the first season. He had scored five points which came from a tackle and others from the raids.

3. David Tsai

David Tsai, is the first ever professional player of Kabaddi from Taiwan.The 26-year-old athlete, who is pursuing a PhD in kabaddi at the National Taiwan University. Tsai is known to have learnt the sport by watching Youtubes videos of players of India at the Asian Games. He wants to learn new techniques and perfect the game so as to teach his fellow countrymen.

4. Dovlet Bashimov

The Turkemnistan representation in the league is done by D.Bashimov. The 18-year-old was signed by Patna Pirates in the 2014 edition. The martial arts expert, who has won contests in universal combats, including silver medal in weight class up to 75 kgs, was the youngest player of the tournament. The player, who doesn’t speak English or Hindi, followed the instructions and the game plans by the coach and his teammates during the trainings sessions. However, he has yet to step on the field and make a mark in the league, but will be gearing to unleash his agility and style of play in this year’s league.

5. Michal Spiczko
The Polish National team player, who used to feel that Kabaddi was quite similar to “Berek” an ancient Polish sport, travelled all the way to Bengaluru from his hometown Bialystok to join with the Bengaluru Bulls to play in the PKL.
The former American football Warsaw Eagles player was bought by the Bulls for Rs 1.5 lakh at the auction to play in the second edition. The 28-year-old has just played one game so far in the league and would be eager to show up his talent to the Kabaddi world in this league.

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