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Star Sports brings out the fun side of kabaddi players

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MUMBAI: As the league stage of VIVO Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 5 is nearing its end, Star Sports has planned an interactive show with top PKL players this season, all dressed in traditional attire. The show is named as ‘Yeh Diwali, Kabaddi wali’.

The hour long show will air on 19 October at 7:30pm. Viewers can watch Kabaddi stars getting candid and reliving their best moments of Diwali. The show will include rapid fire questions - player picks on Phuljadi player of the league, Dhamakedar player of the league etc., questions on their Diwali celebrations at home and with their teammates.

The players will share their childhood memories of spoiling neighbours' Rangolis and cracker pranks to dreaming big of celebrating Diwali with their role models and favourite stars.

The show host will be VJ Mantra and the players present in the show will be Rohit Kumar (Bengaluru Bulls), Rahul Chaudhari (Telugu Titans), Pardeep Narwal (Patna Pirates), Deepak Nivas Hooda (Puneri Paltan), Suriner Nada (Haryana Steelers), Rishank Devadiga (UP Yoddha).

PKL 5 is promoting the game with many on-ground activations, which includes, ‘Team Up – Lift the Cup’, the mantra for fans, as they took up the Pull Room Challenge, getting first-hand taste of Le Panga. The challenge involved a replica of the Season 5 trophy placed inside a locked chamber which could only be opened when a team of seven individuals, just like in a team, attempt to unlock it.

Taking place at multiple locations across Mumbai and Bangalore, the activation saw scores of kabaddi enthusiasts trying to strategise and come up with innovative ways to accomplish the seemingly difficult task.

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