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Surjeet Singh appointed skipper of Puneri Paltan for PKL 7
Surjeet Singh appointed skipper of Puneri Paltan for PKL 7

Pune, July 17 (TIWN) Eyeing their maiden title in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), Pune based league outfit Puneri Paltan has appointed defender Surjeet Singh as their captain besides unveiling their new jersey for the seventh season, starting July 20 in Hyderabad.

Singh, a defender, was part of the Paltan in Season 3.  Head coach Anup Kumar said Surjeet will drive the team to glory.  "Surjeet is a valuable asset to the team and he will definitely drive the team towards glory. He has an experience of leading the team and I have faith that his leadership capabilities will take us a long way in this season," Kumar was quoted as saying in media release. 

"With the current squad and a leader like Surjeet, I am confident that this season we will put up a stellar show," he said.  Singh said he was humbled by the decision to appoint him as the captain.  "This is my second stint with Puneri Paltan after season 3 and with a comeback, nothing is better than getting an opportunity to lead the team," he said.  "Under Anup Sirs guidance, we have been training extensively to give our best performance for the league and we are all ready to set the mat on fire," he added.  Singh will lead the Puneri Paltan team comprising Nitin Tomar, Girish Ernak, Pawan Kumar and Darshan Kadian, among others.

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