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Puneri Paltan appoint Surjeet as captain for PKL-7

Sports Lounge Staff



L-R: Puneri Paltan captain Surjeet Singh, head coach Anup Kumar, Makarand Kanade of Force Motors and Kailash Kandpal of Insurekot Sports unveil the team's new jersey.

Pune: Puneri Paltan announced the dynamic and zealous Surjeet Singh as captain for the upcoming Pro Kabaddi Season 7. The star defender was a part of the Paltan in Season 3 and is back to lead the pack.

Anup Kumar, head coach, Puneri Paltan added, “Surjeet is a valuable asset to the team and he will definitely drive the team towards glory. He has an experience of leading the team and I have faith that his leadership capabilities will take us a long way in this season. With the current squad and a leader like Surjeet, I am confident that this season we will put up a stellar show.”

Elated at being appointed the captain of Puneri Paltan, Surjeet said, “I am humbled by this decision of the management. I would like to thank Anup sir and Kailash sir for showing the faith in me and giving me this responsibility. This is my second stint with Puneri Paltan after season 3 and with comeback nothing is better than getting an opportunity to lead the team. Under Anup Sir’s guidance, we have been training extensively to give our best performance for the league and we are all ready to set the mat on fire.”

After unveiling a new logo this March, Puneri Paltan has designed a new playing jersey which showcases a modern and global look. The orange colour pays reverence to the glorious state of Maharashtra.

This year the team has an ideal blend of tactical experience and young agility. Nitin Tomar, Girish Ernak, Surjeet with their expertise add to the strength of the Paltan. Young talented players like Manjeet, Pawan Kumar and Darshan Kadian are valuable additions to the team.

With renewed enthusiasm and vigour, the Pune squad is gearing up for the seventh edition of Pro Kabaddi League which commences on July 20. Puneri Paltan will be playing its first match against Haryana Steelers on July 22 in Hyderabad. Puneri Paltan’s home leg matches in Pune are scheduled from September 14 to 20, 2019.

Speaking on the occasion, Kailash Kandpal, CEO Insurekot Sports, said, “Our new logo and jersey represents more modern and global identity of the team with a brand story rooted in its origin. This fresh identity will resonate in team’s performance with a renewed approach towards the game. Surjeet will shoulder the responsibility of this young Paltan and under his captaincy we will set higher benchmarks for ourselves. I also extend my gratitude to all our partners who have supported us in this journey.”