Name: Pardeep Narwal
Key move: Pardeep Narwal is a raider who has used the dubki to great effect. In this, he uses his agility to dive under a defender's leap and escape from his clutches, to take home full points. Pardeep has used the dubki to great effect and no defence has yet had an answer to it. Coming into the Kabaddi World Cup in red-hot from, Pardeep could be India's deadliest weapon.
Past record: Pardeep Narwal was the most successful raider in season three of the Pro Kabaddi League, and was also adjudged the Most Valuable Player in the fourth edition of the league.
Pardeep Narwal. Image courtesy: Star Sports
Still only aged 19, Pardeep Narwal is already the best young kabaddi player in India currently. Ever since moving to Patna Pirates in season three of the PKL, he has improved dramatically. He scored 116 raid points that season, guiding the Patna Pirates to their maiden PKL title.
The Haryana-born raider was impressive throughout the campaign, but his acrobatic super raid against the Puneri Paltan in the semi-final clash truly announced him on the big stage. Five Puneri Paltan players pounced on Pardeep and tried to halt his charge, but the tenacious raider somehow managed to stick his foot over the line and enforced an all-out on the Paltan, which they never recovered from.
That moment of magic from Pardeep is regarded as one of the finest moments in PKL history.
Pardeep later proved that these exploits weren't a flash in the pan, when he racked up 100 raid points in the fourth season, as Patna Pirates defended their title. Winning the Most Valuable Player award capped off two excellent seasons. But things were to get only better for the 19-year-old, with his selection to the national team for the Kabaddi World Cup. A winners' medal at the end of it would just be the icing on the cake.
Born in Sonipat, the kabaddi capital of India, Pardeep has been playing since his early childhood. In fact, the 19-year-old doesn't even his first tryst with the game. "I don't remember when I first played kabaddi. From what I remember, I have always been playing it. Sonipat is crazy about the game and all the kids play kabaddi," Pardeep Narwal had told Sportskeeda in an interview.
"Pardeep is a very good player. He has got enormous talent and skills, and he will be a big player for India in the coming years," Patna Pirates captain Dharmaraj Cheralathan told Firstpost ahead of the World Cup. It could very well be the first time the world sees a man who could potentially be India's next big kabaddi prodigy.
With inputs from Star Sports
Published Date: Oct 03, 2016 13:15 PM | Updated Date: Oct 03, 2016 16:26 PM
Tags :#Dharmaraj Cheralathan#India#Kabaddi#Kabaddi World Cup 2016#Pardeep Narwal#Patna Pirates#PKL#Pro-Kabaddi League#Puneri Paltan#Sonipat
My Favourite Game
Various types of games are played in our country. We can divide them into two types – indoor and outdoor games. Chess, chauper, cards, ludo, carom etc. are indoor games. Hockey, football, cricket , basket- ball, tennis, badminton etc. are outdoor and foreign games. Kabaddi , hunting, horse riding, wrestling, swimming , cock- fighting, ball fighting , tonga-race etc. are long outdoor games but they are Indian ones. Some games are played in towns and some are popular among the villagers. Hockey, football and cricket are very popular in towns.
I am a good player. Hence I take part in all the outdoor games. Each boy has his own choice. Some like hockey, other like football, while many others consider cricket to be their best game. The game which I like most is football.
I prefer football to any other game. It can easily explained. The main object of all games is to give us some exercise. This is one reason why football is my favourite game. It helps our body to grow. It brings a sense of discipline and a habit of endurance in us. A good football player is sure to succeed in any walk of life. He can make himself a great soldier to defend his country. He can be a clever statesman to run the government.
There is no other game which gives hard exercise? Surely none other except hockey. But hockey carries many risks for the life of a player. It also makes the player quarrelsome. Often he uses sticks as his weapon.
Another reason of my choice is that it is very economical. It does not require costly equipment. A ball and a well leveled ground is all that is required to start our game. And then it is easy to pick up its rules. We do not require any special coach for it is learnt so easily by boys that they begun to play it in a very young age. They dare not to play hockey or cricket.
Like hockey or cricket, football is played by two teams of eleven boys. A team consists of five forwards, three half backs, two full backs and one goalkeeper. The player kicks the ball with his feet. But he may touch it with any other part except with his hands. The goalkeeper, however, can use his hands as well. A player may be tempted to push an opponent to go far ahead of the ball near the opposite goal. So pushing and off side are regarded as a foul play. The penalty for a fouled is kick by a player of the opposite team. The fewer fouls you make, the more chances you have to win the game.
The game of football give us good exercise. We have to be vigilant and alert. It encourages team spirit. Educational institutions should attach a great importance to games and sports. game should be made compulsory in all schools and colleges and students should be encouraged to take part in them. They make them sound be encouraged to take part in them. They make them sound physically and mentally. So it is very essential for a student to take part in games.
Essay No. 2
My Favourite Game
Many sport games are interesting and joyful, but I like cricket the most. Cricket is as same for the players as songs to the singers and music to the musician. A cricket match is always played between two teams.
It has three forms till now. One Day Cricket match, Test or five day cricket match and T20 Cricket Match. One day cricket match consists of 100 over’s , Test Cricket consists of 450 over’s at the maximum and twenty cricket has 40 over’s in a match.
I know cricket and love it because of Shahid Afridi. He is the oxygen of modern day cricket game has produced many legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev. Some are famous for batting while some for bowling.
Jhonty Rhodes, a former South African player was the best fielder of cricket. Cricket provides its players with the very best exercise. Players have muscular exercise in it. They lost energy in it, those who watch cricket match with pretty attention also loses energy in enormous amount. It is popular throughout the world.