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Dabang Delhi appoint Joginder Narwal as head coach ahead of PKL season 11

Dabang Delhi appoint Joginder Narwal as head coach ahead of PKL season 11

In the recently-concluded Season 10, Dabang Delhi narrowly missed out on a spot in the semi-finals after a close fight with Patna Pirates in Eliminator 1

Pro Kabaddi League outfit Dabang Delhi has announced Joginder Narwal as their new Head Coach for PKL 11. Narwal, who previously won the PKL with Dabang Delhi K.C. in season 6, expressed his excitement about the new role, following his promotion from assistant coach to head coach.

“It feels amazing to become the Head Coach of the team, especially because I played for the Delhi team. I have been with this team for quite some time. In Season 10, our team did very well, but unfortunately, we couldn’t win it. Hopefully, we have a bright future,” Narwal shared.

Reflecting on his journey from player to coach, the former defender highlighted the differences between the two roles, having experienced both in the PKL. “There are a lot of differences between being a coach and a player in this sport. As a coach, all I can do is tell my player what to do so that they can improve themselves, but as a player, I could affect the result on the mat. This is how the game works – the coach can only give advice; it is the player who has to execute it to perfection,” he explained.

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Dabang Delhi aim for better finish in PKL 11

In the recently-concluded Season 10, Dabang Delhi narrowly missed out on a spot in the semi-finals after a close fight with Patna Pirates in Eliminator 1. Narwal shared insights into his team’s preparations for the upcoming season, stating, “Most players continue their training during their off-season. They work hard and also participate in local tournaments for their respective domestic teams when the season is not in session. I also have a lot of youngsters who practice with me so I help them with their training.”

With the PKL returning to the previous format of playing across all the 12 home cities in Season 10, Narwal spoke about the benefits and challenges of the format. “Returning to the old format was exciting but also challenging. All the teams got to play in front of their fans. The weather conditions and environment changes with each location and every team had to adapt to that. However, it was important for the players to have an experience of traveling to all 12 cities,” Narwal concluded.

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