From the dusty fields in the rural sites to urban paparazzi, kabaddi’s meteoric rise to stardom was once unthinkable. Over the last few years, the sport has captured India’s imagination with Pro Kabaddi that presented new opportunities to Indian players and brought them fame and money.
One of them is Manjeet Chhillar, who revelled in the newfound popularity of the sport after being purchased by Jaipur Pink Panthers for 75.5 lakh in the highly-anticipated 2017 auction.
Manjeet has been a part of the transformation of Indian kabaddi players who were relatively unknown beyond their local arena.
“Oh, it’s wonderful! Players are finally getting the recognition they deserve with lucrative deals,” Manjeet, who plays for the Tamil Thalaivas now, told Firstpost.