Amazon Prime Video’s first sports docu-series Sons of Soils: Jaipur Pink Panthers, takes us through the lives of Kabaddi players, who, like everyone else, go through hardships and struggles too. But it’s the act of staying strong and not giving up in the face of these hurdles, and overcoming them graciously under the mentorship of Abhishek Bachchan, that showcases its potential of being a mesmerising watch. The long awaited character spots have been finally revealed, have a look-
Witness captain Deepak Hooda’s on and off-field dedication
26-year old Deepak Hooda is no stranger to pressure. Much before he could take the reins as captain of the Pro Kabaddi League side the Jaipur Pink Panthers, the kabaddi star from Rohtak, Haryana was leading from the front as captain of the Indian National team. An all-rounder, whose power-packed performance on the field can be ascribed to his dedication towards the game in his early days, Deepak took to the game in his village back in 2009. Realizing where his true passion lies, he continued practising even when he was working as a part-time teacher in a school. It is this dedication and willingness to improve his game and not succumbing to pressure that earned him the Panther’s captaincy. Amazon Original docu-series Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers will showcase Deepak’s on and off-field dedication to the game.
Deepak Narwal’s sheer excellence and determination
Remarkably swift and utterly focussed, Deepak Narwal is one of the key players of the Jaipur Pink Panthers and the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) overall. If his past records haven’t spectacularly proved his virtuosity and the consistent drive to deliver his very best, the upcoming Amazon Original show – Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers, will showcase what went behind the making of this invaluable asset, that he is today, for Abhishek Bachchan’s team.
Amazon Original Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers introduces the calm, composed and unruffled raider Nilesh Salunkhe
Having played over 60 matches in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), Nilesh Salunkhe is a seasoned player when it comes to the raids and tackles that leaves Kabaddi fans in awe of his sheer skill. Over the years, the player has consistently shown vigour and unprecedented talent, making him one of the most-valuable players in the recent season of PKL for the Jaipur Pink Panthers. In the upcoming Amazon Original show – Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers, team owner Abhishek Bachchan discloses how he needed a raider who’s quiet and calm composure would enhance his team further.
Watch the ‘other’ side of the explosive all-rounder Nitin Rawal
Known as the “baby” of the squad, Nitin Rawal has come a long way from starting off as a shy newbie to now being a firebrand of a player for Pro Kabaddi League side the Jaipur Pink Panthers. Giving his heart and soul to the game, Nitin, an all-rounder, has the potential to not just be a game-changer, but a match-winner for his team. Primarily a left corner defender, Nitin’s versatility sees him play as an all-rounder for most of their games. In Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming show Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers, fans will get to see Nitin’s childlike demeanor that lifts everyone’s spirits after a tough game, or a tiring practice session.
Amazon Original Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers to show how the team’s head coach Srinivas Reddy motivates his team on and off the field
A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are. And that’s what Srinivas Reddy, the head coach of Jaipur Pink Panthers has been doing. From being a part of the Indian national kabaddi team that won the gold at the 2005 Asian Championship to coaching the Korean national team for the 2014 Asian Games and winning the bronze medal, Reddy brings with him an abundance of huge experience despite being so young. Amazon Original docu series Sons of the Soils: Jaipur Pink Panthers will show that when not busy training the boys for the game, Reddy is often seen giving motivational speeches and encouraging the players to give their best shot.
Following the inspiring journey of the Kabaddi team during the seventh season of PKL, Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panther will be available for Prime members in India and over 200 countries and territories starting December 4, 2020.