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Tamil Thalaivas signs Dharmaraj Cheralathan as the new coach, Telugu Titans roped in Ramesh Kumar as the new Assistant Coach

The Tamil Thalaivas and Telugu Titans are gearing up for the upcoming Pro Kabaddi League season (PKL 11) with renewed energy. Tamil Thalaivas appointed a new coach, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, a former PKL champion himself, who has his sights set on leading the Thalaivas to their first-ever championship title in the 2024/25 season. Meanwhile, Telugu Titans has roped in Ramesh Kumar as their new assistant coach.

Despite a star-studded roster that has included legendary kabaddi names like Pawan Sehrawat, Ajay Thakur, and Manjeet Chhillar, the Thalaivas haven't been able to win the trophy. Since their debut in the PKL's 5th edition, they haven't reached the coveted final. There was a glimmer of hope in season 9 when a young squad defied expectations and made it to the playoffs for the first time. However, they fell short of ultimate glory.


Dharmaraj Cheralathan brings a wealth of experience to the Thalaivas' coaching staff. He's a seasoned campaigner who played as a defender in the PKL for 8 seasons, representing teams like the Bengaluru Bulls, Puneri Paltan, Patna Pirates, and the Jaipur Pink Panthers.

After hanging up his playing boots, Dharmaraj Cheralathan transitioned into the role of a Tamil commentator for the PKL's 10th season. This stint as an analyst provided him with a unique opportunity to observe the game from a different perspective. He closely followed the Thalaivas' performance, gaining valuable insights into their strengths and weaknesses. This knowledge could prove to be a significant advantage as he now takes the reins as head coach.

Cheralathan's immediate task will be to craft a strong squad at the upcoming player auction. He'll need to strategically select players who complement each other's strengths and address any existing gaps in the Thalaivas' roster. A well-balanced team with a strong raiding and defending unit is key to PKL success.

The appointment of Dharmaraj Cheralathan as a coach marks a new chapter for the Tamil Thalaivas. His experience as a player and analyst, coupled with his passion for the game, makes him a strong candidate to lead the team to greater heights.Meanwhile, the appointment of Ramesh Kumar as the new Assistant Coach of Telugu Titans also brings hope of winning PKL title this year.