He quit wrestling and India got a talented Kabaddi player
The second season of ‘Beyond the Mat’, started by Pro Kabaddi, is currently underway. All-rounder Kabaddi player Manjeet Chillar was present at the session on Sunday (October 11). Interacting live from the Instagram handle of the Pro Kabaddi League, he revealed many things about his career. This time he also mentioned how he left wrestling and turned to kabaddi.
Injury put a stop to wrestling;
This time, Manjeet said that he used to play wrestling before playing kabaddi. He injured his nose while participating in a state-level competition when he was eight. The nose was operated on. He recovered from this. But once he recovered, he had to undergo another surgery. So he quit wrestling and turned his attention to kabaddi.
Manjeet said he used to play kabaddi in the village when he was not playing wrestling. This is where he started playing kabaddi. At that time he knew that kabaddi is played in Asian Games too. So he decided to play so well that he should be chosen to represent the country in Asian Games.
Manjeet proved what he had decided. Manjeet has won gold medals for India at the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games. He has also been a part of the 2016 World Cup-winning Indian team. He has also been honoured with the Arjuna Award for his contribution to Kabaddi.