Durgesh Kumar Pro Kabaddi League: The ninth season of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is going on and all the players are spreading their wings in it. In the team of UP Yoddha, a player got a chance who achieved a big achievement as soon as he entered the league. We are talking about Durgesh Kumar who has become the first player from Chhattisgarh to play in this league. Farmer’s son Durgesh has struggled a lot in his life and reached here overcoming many difficulties. Durgesh has told about his struggles in a special conversation with ABP News. Let’s know what he said.
Father is a farmer and the household’s expenses run from farming only – Durgesh
On being asked about the family, Durgesh said, “Father is a farmer and my brother also plays Kabaddi. The money that father earns from farming is the only way to run the household. I have been playing Kabaddi for six years and at first I was not able to play Kabaddi. It was forbidden. The family members said that do some work that will earn and reduce the problems of the house.
Recognition of talent in University Games
Durgesh said, “I used to play in the village only, but then when I played university games, my talent was recognized. Hemant sir saw me there and then I started going to his club. He helped me continuously and then I Played junior and senior nationals for Chhattisgarh. With the help of Sir, I have also reached Pro Kabaddi.”
had to borrow money from friends
Regarding financial constraints, Durgesh told, “The condition of the house was not so good that I could take money from them for my diet. Kabaddi is a physical game, so keeping my body strong was my priority and for this I needed money. Many times it happened that I borrowed money from my friends and juggled my diet.”
Durgesh was speechless on joining the UP team
On joining the UP team, Durgesh said, “When I came here for the first time, I saw veterans like Pradeep Narwal closely. After seeing him, nothing came out of my mouth and I became completely silent. I was constantly thinking How to answer them if they asked something. It was hard for me to believe that I had reached this far.”
Senior players helped a lot
Regarding senior players, Durgesh said, “After a few days, I became normal and talks with senior players started. Senior players helped me and they told me what to do. From the nuances of the game to the diet, they told me Gave a lot of information and it has benefited me a lot.