At one time, he had no money for surgery. Now he is a PKL star
The Pro Kabaddi League started in 2014. Many star players from India played in this first season. Of all these players, one was the youngest. He had reached Pro Kabaddi from Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. That player is Srikant Jadhav. But a few days before the start of the first season of the Pro Kabaddi League, Srikkant got injured and his dream of playing in Pro Kabaddi was shattered. Srikant recently spoke about it. He was speaking at the UP Warriors team’s Mat and Masala Chai Instagram live session.
Speaking on the occasion, Srikant said,
“I was included in the Jaipur Pink Panthers squad. I was the youngest player in the Pro Kabaddi League at the time. But four days before the start of the season, I got injured. The injury was very serious. I had no choice but to have an operation. I came to my home. I didn’t have the money to pay for the operation. I consulted two or three doctors, but they all told me that I had to have the operation. Finally, I borrowed money from my friends, relatives and some other people. Physiotherapy is one of the most important things post-surgery. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the money for that either. Eventually, I did my own physiotherapy at home with various exercises and healed my hand. After recovering, I started playing Kabaddi again. At that moment, my friend Nitin Madane rushed to my aid. He helped me come back to Kabaddi.”
“I played a tournament in Mumbai. Two years later, I got a chance to play for Mahindra & Mahindra. At that time, I used to get up at 3 am to practice. The company provided me with all the facilities. That helped me focus on my practice. This stint with SAI helped me a lot to move my career forward. ”
Srikant currently plays in the Pro Kabaddi League from the UP Yodha team. He had scored the highest number of points (152) from UP Warriors in the seventh season.