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Never Thought I Could Carry the Great Narwal Name, Says Patna Pirates' Star Raider Pardeep

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Last Updated: March 05, 2021, 14:15 IST

Pardeep Narwal (Instagram Photo)

Pardeep Narwal (Instagram Photo)

Pardeep Narwal is PKL's all-time leading point scorer and has led Patna Pirates to three titles.

Pardeep Narwal, the kabaddi player from Rindhana, Haryana has established himself as one of the best to ever grace the sport despite being just 24 years old. He has already won the Kabaddi World Cup in 2016, a bronze at the 2018 Asian Games among many accolades with the Indian national team. In Pro Kabaddi League as well the superstar raider, Narwal has left his ever-lasting impact at such a young age. He is already PKL’s all-time leading point scorer as well the leader in total raid points and has led Patna Pirates to a hat-trick of titles in his first three years with the team.

However, his journey to where he is right was not easy. Rindhana is the Heartland of Kabaddi and the hometown of the Narwals – the most famous Kabaddi clan. “While growing up, I always felt like a misfit and never thought I could carry the great Narwal name on my shoulders”, Pardeep said.

Pardeep ‘Record-Breaker’ Narwal, who made his PKL debut in season 2 with Bengaluru Bulls, showed what he is made of in the following season when he joined Patna Pirates. While he featured sporadically for a star-studded side, in Patna, he formed a formidable pair with Rohit Kumar, as the duo wreaked havoc and led a young Patna Pirates team to their maiden Pro Kabaddi title.

When he was a kid, people often used to tell him that he is ‘too shy’ to become a kabaddi player, fast forward a few years, he has now become one of the most aggressive raiders in the business. “I took it up as a challenge to prove everyone around me wrong – I put my heart, soul, and hard work into kabaddi”, Pardeep added.

In the latest documentary series – ‘Dream On: Sapno ki Udaan’ – on Star Sports,  this one of the few stories of that is being showcased.  The docuseries follows the journey of six individuals who not only dared to dream but were crazy enough to pursue it. These six stories highlight the efforts and stride kabaddi heroes have made through their lives and the Pro Kabaddi League.

The likes Ajay Thakur, Pardeep Narwal, Pawan Sehrawat, Rahul Chaudhari, Siddharth Desai and Fazel Atrachali share stories, highlight the efforts and strides the sport has made in their lives.

The three-part series – that began on March 4th, 2021 on the Star Sports Network at 5 PM.

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first published:March 05, 2021, 14:11 IST
last updated:March 05, 2021, 14:15 IST