Puneri Paltan appoint new Captain: Puneri Paltan on 17th of July appointed Surjeet Singh as the new Captain of their team. The star defender would lead the side in the upcoming season of Pro Kabaddi League Season 7. He was also a part of the side in Season 3. He is back and all set to lead the team from the front.
Earlier this year, the team launched its new team logo. The logo was widely liked by the Kabaddi fans. The side also unveiled a new slick orange jersey during the event. The jersey gives a dynamic and global look as much as it signifies the rich Maharashtrian culture. As the jersey color suggests proper team coordination and game spirit of the side.
The event started with a celebrity style entry of the team CEO Kailash Kandpal, Captain Surjeet Singh, Head coach Anup Kumar, followed by the other team players. Mr. Makarand Kanade, Sr. Vice President, Quality, Force Motors, unveiled the team’s brand-new jersey for season 7.
Mr. Kailash Kandpal, CEO, Insurekot Sports said, “Our new logo and jersey represents the more modern and global identity of the team with a brand story rooted to its origin. This fresh identity will resonate in the 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.”
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 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 a 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.”
Mr. Prasan Firodia, Managing Director, Force Motors Limited said, “Kabaddi is an indigenous and popular sport followed by most of our customers in rural India. The association strengthens the common ground of this earthy sport and our product range – Indigenous, Rugged and Agile. Our Kargo King, Shaktiman pick-up and Sanman & Balwan agricultural tractors resonate these qualities. We are pleased to be the principal partner of our local Pune team – Puneri Paltan. We are hopeful for a spectacular performance and wish all the players very best for this season!”
Mr. Anand Pathak, Director, Marketing and Sales, Netmeds.com said, “Netmeds as a brand has always been driven to encourage the sporting culture in the country and with its association with Puneri Paltan and the Pro Kabaddi League, we further this cause. Kabaddi, a sport that originates from heartland India has caught the imagination of fans in the country and we are thrilled to be a part of this growing fandom. As Netmeds endeavors to empower the remotest corners of our nation with access to affordable healthcare and medicines, this partnership works in perfect alignment with our greater goal. We are excited to be an integral part of this journey as an Associate Sponsor for Puneri Paltan. Wishing the team, a spectacular run in the league! “
This year the team would be looking forward to starting afresh having launched the new team logo, new team jersey and also a perfect blend of players in the squad. With an utmost determination and motivation, the team has geared up well for their first match against Haryana Steelers that takes place on 22nd July. The Vivo Pro Kabaddi League starts from 20th of July.