Pro Kabaddi League: Former Indian captain Anup Kumar to coach Puneri Paltan
Anup, also known as `captain cool`, led India to the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup title.
India`s former kabaddi captain Anup Kumar, who retired from the game midway through Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season six, is set to start a new inning as the head coach of Puneri Paltan.
Moreover, Anup, also known as `captain cool`, led India to the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup title. It was under Anup`s captainship that India strengthened its position as the leading force in kabaddi on a global scale.
The 35-year-old was conferred the Arjuna Award for his contribution to the sport.
Speaking on his new role, Anup said, "Kabaddi is my first love and I have given everything for this sport. As a coach, this will be my first stint and I will concentrate on improving our team`s skills, fitness and presence of mind on the mat. I am looking forward to working with Puneri Paltan as a coach, in the upcoming season of PKL."
Speaking on the appointment of the new coach, Kailash Kandpal, CEO of Puneri Paltan said, "Anup is vastly experienced in the PKL format and known for his cool and calm composure. We are banking on his expertise to implement new tactics this season for our team."