After 25 days of high octane action, the kabaddi expedition has finally arrived in my city, den of the Pink Panthers - the beautiful city of Jaipur. Known for its hospitality, the Pink City is ready to welcome the Pro Kabaddi league with roaring cheers and open arms.
The stunning Sawai Man Singh Indoor Stadium is decked up and brimming with the anticipated excitement, and I cannot wait for the action to kick off. Making our homecoming even more memorable is the support extended by Vasundhara Raje, Rajasthan's chief minister. This gesture has not only encouraged us to achieve what we set out for, but has also served as a motivation for the boys to go beyond their benchmarks.
The stadium is one of the most sought-after sporting structures, and to host us is a privilege for our team. The stadium has got everything looked into and is as ready as it can be.
While many may see this stadium as one of the smaller venues, I am confident that it will be noisiest venue in the country.
Though Jaipur Pink Panthers did not quite have the ideal start, conceding defeat in the very first game, I was sure of the team's ability. A lot of credit goes to the captain, Navneet Gautam, who, though quiet by nature, is a very keen observer, studying the performance of each player across the teams.
Players like Jasvir Singh and Maninder Singh have also raised the bar with every game and have continued seamlessly with their threatening form throughout. Another great athlete in the team is Rohit Rana - refusing to stay off the court with his broken jaw, he has let his performance overpower his pain. Hats off to you boys, you are legends in your own right.
My journey as a team owner this far has been immensely rewarding and exciting. To see my team perform well in every game is a wonderful. The most crucial advantage that we have is the players and I are on the same page as far as thoughts are concerned. We all believe in them other more than we believe in ourselves and always play as a team.