Rohit Kumar has proven himself as one of the finest raiders in the place. However, the 30-12 months-old says that kabaddi, or even other sporting activities, was in no way in his head in the course of his childhood. His father’s need to get him into the activity coupled with him seeing Arjuna awardee Rakesh Kumar perform obtained him into kabaddi, he states.
“During my childhood, I didn’t have any curiosity in athletics,” stated Rohit speaking completely on Pro Kabaddi’s Instagram Live chat present, ‘Beyond The Mat.’
Rohit Kumar on his journey
“My seniors from the village made use of to participate in kabaddi. I saw Rakesh Kumar along with few some others perform and that motivated me to perform kabaddi. My father utilised to perform kabaddi for a short period, but he joined Delhi Law enforcement.
“He wanted me to engage in kabaddi, so he utilised to just take me to view matches in our village with Rakesh and Manjeet. I assumed that if I turn out to be like Rakesh Kumar, then it will be great. This is how I commenced, but it wasn’t a steady process, I utilized to switch among athletics. I played athletics and assumed of collaborating in person sport alternatively than a staff activity.”
He explained that he would have attempted an totally diverse job if it wasn’t for kabaddi. “If not a kabaddi player, then I would’ve attempted to grow to be an actor,” he explained.
Rohit explained that he was excellent at monitor and subject but his father persuaded him to get kabaddi significantly and construct a career in the sport. “I was great at 100 meters, 200 meters, prolonged jump and high soar. I made a decision to get up kabaddi as I comprehended the activity and my father questioned me to commit extra effort in kabaddi and develop a job.
“Step by step, I bought to engage in in the condition countrywide group and started off taking pleasure in it. I was truly delighted when I bought the package bag. When I wore the Delhi team’s training equipment, the assumed of sporting India’s jersey also crossed my head and I worked tough towards that.”