Kabaddi Adda

Exclusive Conversation with Himachal Pradesh Team Winning Captain Pushpa Rana in Detail

Team Kabaddi Adda recently had the privilege of engaging in a detailed conversation with Pushpa Rana, the triumphant team captain of Himachal Pradesh, whose team emerged victorious against Haryana in the final. The insightful discussion covered various facets of Pushpa's life, delving into her personal and professional spheres, as well as her lighter side, revealing details about her preferences and perspectives.

The dialogue commenced by exploring the age at which Pushpa initiated her professional Kabaddi journey. Her insights underscored the importance of integrating Kabaddi into school curricula, emphasizing that a popular sport like Kabaddi should be a foundational part of education. This, she believes, would equip aspiring players with the necessary skills and knowledge, fostering their growth and progression in the sport.

Pushpa shared anecdotes about her favorite food in Himachal and her preferred song, adding a personal touch to the interview. The conversation then shifted towards the inclusion of Women's Kabaddi in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), with Pushpa expressing her thoughts on the matter. She mentioned that players discuss the inception of Women's PKL among themselves, highlighting the need for organized leagues to propel the growth of Women's Kabaddi.




In a rapid-fire round, Pushpa was prompted to choose between Bollywood and South Indian cinema, to which she casually remarked her disinterest in movies, despite occasionally watching them. The interview also touched upon Pushpa's message to Kabaddi fans. She emphasized the significance of following a proper process, starting at the school level, as a crucial step towards progress in the sport.

Pushpa's passionate message extended to the burgeoning support for women's Kabaddi, acknowledging the substantial social media following of current players. She asserted that the missing piece in the puzzle is the absence of Women's PKL, and urged stakeholders to consider its incorporation for the flourishing of women's Kabaddi.

Concluding the interview, Pushpa expressed optimism about the exponential growth of women's Kabaddi in the years to come. However, she underscored the need for a well-organized system that is strategically channeled and accommodated to ensure the sport's sustained development. In essence, her words encapsulate the potential for Kabaddi's ascent in the realm of women's sports through thoughtful planning and execution.