At 55, one man from the U Mumba squad matches every training and exercise move step-by-step with boys who are less than half his age. Ravi Shetty, the face of the team’s debut in the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League, assists his senior colleague Bhaskaran E. in coaching, and never stops being hands-on.
Hailing from Karwar, Karnataka, Shetty had started playing professional cricket and hockey, but couldn't make inroads in the saturated environments. After landing a job in Defence, Shetty took up kabaddi and began participating in all-India tournaments. Then on, it’s just been a one-way street to success. After 18 years of experience with State teams at National levels, Shetty joined the NIS (National Institute of Sports) and even coached the national team of Malaysia!
Shetty performed the challenging task of gelling the boys together in their first season, and after Season Two’s win will not settle for anything less than a title win in 2016 too.
“I am looking forward to retaining the championship in Season Three of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi.”