PKL: Haryana Steelers names Yogeshwar as team ambassador

Wrestling ace, Yogeshwar Dutt, has been named the brand ambassador of the Pro Kabaddi League franchise, Haryana Steelers.

Coach Rambir Singh Khokkar (from left), Sunil, Vikash Khandola, Yogeshwar Dutt, Surender Nada and Wazir Singh Dhull.   -  Special Arrangement

Wrestling ace, Yogeshwar Dutt, has been named the brand ambassador of the Pro Kabaddi League franchise, Haryana Steelers.

Haryana Steelers CEO, Mustafa Ghouse felt it found the perfect fit in Dutt, a medalist in the 2012 London Olympics. “We are delighted to have Yogeshwar joining the Haryana Steelers as Team Ambassador. He has, through the years, been a fantastic role model to everyone beyond the wrestling mat. He is an icon for the country and the state and we are certain his presence will help elevate the sport in all the right ways.”

Dutt, who has also been awarded the Padma Shri, the Arjuna Award and the Khel Ratna for his contributions to sport, was ecstatic about his new role. “Haryana has always been a home to Kabaddi and when JSW Group bought a team that represented the state on a national platform, I was quite delighted. I look forward to seeing how we can work together to deepen the state’s association with the Sport through the Steelers and I look forward to cheering for the team I can truly call my own. I am looking forward to the upcoming season, especially the home leg in Sonipat, which also happens to be my hometown.” said Dutt.

The Haryana Steelers, led by Surender Nada, will play its opening game on October 8 against Puneri Paltan in Chennai. The Steelers’ chase for its first title has been bolstered by the addition of ace raider, Monu Goyat, who, at Rs 1.51 crore, was a record-breaking signing from the auction.

The Haryana Steelers also announced Alcis Sports as the official kit partner for the season.

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