Bengaluru Torpedoes Name Ranjit Singh as Captain of Prime Volleyball League

Bengaluru Torpedoes have announced veteran volleyball star Ranjit Singh as the captain of their team for the 2022 Prime Volleyball League.

Speaking about his new role, Ranjit said he is grateful to the franchisees and coaching staff for putting their trust in him, adding that he is looking forward to leading the team, which has a fine mix of veteran stars and youngsters.

“Bengaluru is my second home, and it is a proud moment for me to lead the Bengaluru Torpedoes in the Prime Volleyball League this year. I am grateful to everyone, the support staff, the coaches and the owners for giving me a chance , constantly supporting me and enabling me to portray the best version of myself,” he said.

Ranjit Singh, who plays as a setter, was bought for Rs 4.4 lakhs by the Bengaluru Torpedoes in the auctions in December. Ranjit has played more than 50 games for the Senior Indian Team in his career.

His international career started with the Youth Indian Team when he was 17 years old. He represented India twice at the Youth World Championship and University World Championship each before making his first appearance for India in 2012 at the age of 22.

In 2014, Ranjit represented India as captain in the 2014 Asian Cup, where he helped his team win a silver medal. He then also represented India as captain at the 2014 Asian Games.

So far, Ranjit has played twice for India in the Asian Cup, Asian Games, Asian Championships and South Asian Games.

“My role in the team is that of a setter and now the captain, so I have to be in constant contact with the coaches and all the players at all times. From my experience, I will contribute as much as possible to help us win games.”

When asked who he believes will be Bengaluru Torpedo’s rivals in the competition, Ranjit declined to name any. “All the teams in the league are very balanced. It’s too early to name a rival. We have a good mix of players in the team and the team has a good bond. Our main focus at the moment is to give our best and hopefully we have an unforgettable season ahead of us,” Ranjit added.

Ranjit also said that broadcasting the Prime Volleyball League will help boost the sport in India. “A lot of people don’t know the names of the players who play for the national team. Hopefully this will change once the competition starts and is broadcast everywhere. People will watch the games and recognize us.”

The Rupay Prime Volleyball League kicks off on February 5 and will be held at the Gachibowli Stadium in Hyderabad.


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