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Manjeet Chillar – One Man Army

There are players who contribute to the team aggressively and some players are rock solid at the back and do the defensive work.
Manjeet Chillar is that one player whom the team looked upon, every time the team was in trouble. He was as quick to tackle the raider as he was swift while raiding himself.

The Start

In his early days, Manjeet used to be a wrestler but an injury forced him to stop that game. He later returned to his hometown and got attracted towards Kabaddi.
He debuted for India in the 2010 Asian Games in which Team India won a Gold Medal.

Pro Kabaddi Career

  • Manjeet played a key role in the 1st season of Pro Kabaddi League as he captained the side Bengaluru Bulls.
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  • He won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award in the 2nd season.
  • 3rd season saw him picked in the Puneri Paltan side as he led the side for another two seasons.
  • Manjeet was looked upon as a person who would lead the side from the front and thus in the 5th season, Jaipur Pink Panthers picked him as their new skipper.
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  • In season 6 Tamil Thalaivas picked him.

International Success

India has experienced Golden Days during the time Manjeet served the Indian Team.
Manjeet was part of the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games Gold Medalist Team.
Manjeet also contributed brilliantly during the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup. India won the World Cup against Iran in the final.

One Man Army

Manjeet has always been that person who makes you notice his success. His personality and his game style have always been impressive.
He has the ability to decide the course of the game all by himself.
His performances have given him the titles like:

• One Man Army
• Mighty Manjeet
• Angry Young Man

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He has a total of 455 points in the 74 matches he has played.
At the age of 32, Manjeet still has the ability to amaze the audience and bring in that extra factor the team needs.
He has been awarded the Arjuna Award due to his brilliant contribution in the field of Kabaddi.

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