PKL Season 6: Surender Nada appointed as assistant Coach for Haryana Steelers

Injured defender replaces Narender Kumar who has been recalled to his job in the services

Patna: Star defender, Surender Nada will today make his debut in the Haryana Steelers dugout as assistant to Head Coach Rambir Singh Khokhar. Nada, who was injured in the Steelers opening game this season, will lend his expertise off the mat for the remaining of the season. This change in the leadership was prompted due to the resignation of previously appointed assistant coach, Narender Kumar who had to return to his post in the Services.

Delighted at his new role, former Captain of the Steelers said, “Injuries are always part of sport and I am aware of that. However, post injury I was determined that I stay associated with the team and it was decided that I join the team as mentor and advisor.

I would be specifically be working with the defenders for the rest of the season, as that part of our team seems to be slightly unsteady this season and I am hoping that years of experience and knowledge in as a strong defender would be beneficial to the team.”

Nada, who was injured during the opening leg of the tournament in Chennai, has been working with the team of experts at Inspire Institute of Sport in Bellary post his surgery for a broken arm. He rejoined the team in Pune and will continue with his recovery with the team’s sports therapist while on the road.

Coach Khokhar also reiterated the benefits Surender would have on the team, sharing, “Surender has been one of the strongest defenders in the country and we could not have found someone more appropriate to be working with our team. He is highly respected by the boys, having been a part of the team since last season and I am sure he will have a strong and positive influence on the boys.”

Here is what Surender Nada has to say on his new role: