The picturesque landscape of Kasaragod, Kerala, may not inspire us to do heavy-duty workouts but Sourav V, who grew up in this town South of Mangalore, has toiled much to become an all-rounder. Having taken a leaf off the career of his uncle who captained his state team, Sourav took to kabaddi early and participated in the All India University Championship last year, as well as the Junior Nationals.
This dynamo of energy, whose undergraduate studies are still underway, likes playing cricket too - and loves hitting the ball hard. On weekends, he unwinds with his younger sister, watching a movie featuring their all-time favourite Mohanlal or one of the new faces, Dhulkar or Nazriya.
Training and travelling with a Pro Kabaddi outfit for the first time, Sourav hopes to do what his namesake did to Indian cricket!