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The Kabaddi Revolution: PKL's Journey to National Stardom.



  Oct 31, 2023

The Ascent of Kabaddi: From Village Grounds to National Stardom



Kabaddi, a traditional Indian sport, has undergone a tremendous transformation over the years, especially with the introduction of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL).
This league has not only monetized the sport but has also turned it into a career option for young aspirants. The PKL is particularly popular in north India, with many players hailing from Haryana, a state that has emerged as a Kabaddi powerhouse.
Training academies have sprouted across its villages, shaping raw talent into professional athletes.

The league’s impact is far-reaching. It has elevated players like Rahul Chaudhari and Pawan Sehrawat to celebrity status, drawing hefty bids during player auctions.
It has a massive following, with viewership numbers often surpassing those of other major sporting events.
The sport’s traditional version, played on mud, has evolved into an entertainment spectacle, attracting athletes from various social backgrounds. However, the women’s version of the sport has yet to gain similar recognition and is still on the path to having its own PKL.

In summary, the PKL has transformed Kabaddi from a local pastime to a sport that offers career opportunities, fame, and financial stability for men, while progress for women remains an area for growth.


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