There are big names in Indian kabaddi and then there are the final words. Bhaskaran Edachery or Bhaskaran Sir, as he is fondly known, is also the coach of Team India and considers U Mumba as his extended family.
Bhaskaran’s tryst with kabaddi began in Kannur, Kerala which witnessed a thriving kabaddi culture in the early 80s, with over 300 clubs in his region alone. After making it to his University team, his big break was in the Army Service – EME team. His steadfast game and a disciplined record bagged him the position of India coach in 2007 and he remains to be one of the most successful coaches till date. His biggest achievements remain the 2010 Asian Games Gold and the Gold for the 2014 Men and Women’s Teams in 2014.
Bhaskaran hasn't spent much time in Mumbai, but is looking forward to enjoying more of the city this season.
“I am very happy about this season’s training and am confident of the team’s performance. I am looking forward to an injury less season and to becoming the champions again.”