Here’s how Naveen’s Journey unfolded in the Pro Kabaddi League
Twenty-year-old Naveen Kumar had caught everyone’s attention in his first season of pro kabaddi. In his second season, he continued his campaign and became the youngest player to score 300 raid points.
Naveen recently commented on how he got into Pro Kabaddi. He was speaking at a live session ‘Beyond the Mat’ hosted by the Pro Kabaddi League’s Instagram handle.
Speaking at the time, Naveen said,
“I was part of Pro Kabaddi’s Future Kabaddi Heroes program. The initiative seeks out young kabaddi players from all over India. The organizers of the event saw me playing at the Junior National Championships in Orissa. My team won a gold medal in the tournament. A few days later I got a call. I was called for a one-month training course in Mumbai. In this training course I learned about my weak links and how to improve them. After that I was given a chance to be part of the Pro Kabaddi auction. ”
Along with Naveen, Nitesh Kumar and Surender Singh also graduated from the same program and played for UP Yodha and U Mumba respectively.