As the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 7 caravan arrives in Mumbai, Virat Kohli — captain of the Indian cricket team — will join the kabaddi fever and cheer for the sport as the home leg for U Mumba commences on Saturday.
The Mumbai leg opens with the Maharashtra derby between U Mumba and Puneri Paltan. It is also special as former U Mumba captain Anup Kumar has turned coach for Puneri Paltan in season 7.
The Indian skipper will be present at Dome, National Sports Club of India (NSCI) in Mumbai cheering with the fans for the Maharashtra derby followed by Jaipur Pink Panthers against Bengal Warriors.
Kohli, who had a decent outing to the recently concluded World Cup in England and Wales, is all set to lead Team India during the West Indies tour beginning 3 August. India will be playing 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 2 Test matches in the Carribean island.
Notably, Team India finished the 2019 World Cup league matches as table-toppers but the Men in Blue lacked their rhythm in the semi-final and lost to New Zealand. However, the Kohli-led unit must be looking for a fresh start with the Windies tour ahead.
Talking about PKL 7 so far, Dabang Delhi with 10 points from 2 matches top the list along with a 4-point gap with the second toppers of the table Tamil Thalaivas.
(With inputs from IANS)