by Geo Sebastian
Pro Kabaddi season one had brought many unknown Kabaddi players into the limelight.
However, Manjit Chillar is one of the many exceptions, who has been one of the top all-rounders in the world Kabaddi circuits. The Asian Games gold medalist has established his name with his accomplishments over the years as a professional kabaddi player. He led the Kosmik Global Media-owned Bengaluru franchise in the first season and was the top defender with an outstanding 51 points.
The former wrestler, who started playing after injuring his nose in a combat, is one of the many famous players from the Kabaddi capital of the India – Nizampur. The athlete, who is known for his good reputation, is a much disciplined player and is a rock at the heart of Bengaluru Bull’s defense.
The Indian Railway team player, who was awarded Rs. 2 crore from the Haryana government for being part of the Asian Games gold medalist Indian team missed some games due to typhoid but is now back with the team for their home games in Bengaluru. The two times Asian games gold medalist in 2010 (Guangzhou) and 2014 (Incheon) is looking to add another feather in an already fabulous career. In the second edition, the Manjit led are on the verge of booking their place in the knock-outs.
The 29-year-old skipper was the best defender of the first edition, which had helped his team march into the semi-finals. The captain, whose flair and heroics, has made the Bangalore franchise into a feared team, are looking ahead to reach the pinnacle this time around.
The all-rounder, who dreams to master all of the skills of the rural game and develop new techniques to play the game wants to dedicate all his life for the game and make it India’s national sport.