Before the highly anticipated 10th season of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), the Bengal Warriors managed to secure the presence of their star raider, Maninder Singh. The 33-year-old player, who played a pivotal role for the Bengal Warriors in the previous season, expressed his thoughts on staying with the team and his commitment to the league.
Maninder Singh stated:
“Before the auction, I had faith that I would be part of the Bengal Warriors, and even my family had a similar inkling. I have played for Bengal Warriors for a while and it is now my home team. The atmosphere within the team is always great, which allows me to express myself fully during the matches. This time we will look at bettering our performance from last season and with the new team, will look at taking up the challenge for the coveted trophy.”
In the bidding process for the 10th season of the Pro Kabaddi League, Maninder Singh secured the title of the third highest-priced player with a winning bid of Rs. 2.12 crore.
Maninder stated that when he was asked about the added pressure of a substantial price tag, he mentioned,
“I don’t really think about the price, although I am honoured that the Bengal Warriors showed faith in me and my hard work to retain me for the price they did and I am thankful to God for it too, I really do not think about the price tag so it does not add any pressure on me. I am fully focused on giving my all for the team during the season.”
— Bengal Warriors (@BengalWarriors) October 12, 2023
The Bengal Warriors are under the guidance of their coach, Kasinatha Baskaran, who has been coaching Maninder since 2017.
Bengal Warriors, a professional kabaddi franchise situated in Kolkata, West Bengal, competes in the Pro Kabaddi League. They achieved their inaugural championship victory in 2019, triumphing over Dabang Delhi. The team’s current captain is Maninder Singh, and they are under the guidance of coach Kasinatha Baskaran.
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