Former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri reflects on his kabaddi roots before Pro Kabaddi tournament

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PKL: The Pro Kabaddi Season 10 begins on December 2 and even cricketers like Ravi Shastri and Sanjay Manjrekar can’t keep calm.

The Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 is just a few days away and even cricketers can’t wait for the tournament to begin. On Friday, Star Sports, the official broadcaster of PKL uploaded a video where former Team India coach Ravi Shastri recalled his days playing kabaddi, while growing up in the streets of Mumbai. In the Pro Kabaddi video, Shastri starts by saying, “I used to play kabaddi in my colony. It was a lot of fun to play the game because we used to play in the evening. Everyone from the colony used to come together to play. And a group of 50 people used to watch our games.” “A good fitness level is very important for kabaddi. Core strength and lower body are very important. The sport is quite popular abroad also, I’ve seen in Poland and New Zealand that people like the sport.” he added.

Sanjay Manjrekar Finds Facing Fast-bowling Easy Rather Than Playing Pro Kabaddi On the other hand, former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar, who played kabaddi with Ravi Shastri in his childhood said, “A very competitive night kabaddi used to take place and a lot of people used to go and watch the games in Mumbai. I also used to go and watch the games along with the huge crowd,” “This is a contact sport. I found it easier to wear a helmet and face fast bowling than playing kabaddi. One requires flexibility, strength, and smartness for this sport,” he added.

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