Pro Kabaddi team Puneri Paltan has appointed former India captain Anup Kumar as its new head coach for season 7 of Pro Kabaddi League.
Anup Kumar, who retired as a player last season, had an illustrious career as a player. He made his international debut in 2006 at the South Asian Games where India won gold.
He captained the team to Asian Games gold medals in 2010 and 2014. He also carries the honor of lifting the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup trophy.
Anup, who was conferred with the Arjuna Award by the government of India in 2012, helped strengthen India's position as the leading force in kabaddi, under his captainship.
“Kabaddi is my first love and I have given everything for the 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 Vivo PKL Season 7,” said Anup Kumar.
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