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Mohsen M. Loujafari: Kabaddi comes naturally to me

05 October 2016

The Iranian national team is in India and all set to put their best foot forward in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup to be held this year in Ahmedabad. The team comprises of a good mix of players consisting of veterans such as Meraj Sheykh and youngsters like Mohsen M. Loujafari. 

The latter is a raider from Golestan province in Iran, and also happens to be the youngest member of the squad. Having his father as his biggest fan has surely helped the youngster get all the support he needed to get him this far to a stage where he represents his nation at the biggest event in kabaddi.

Q: Tell us about yourself and your journey in kabaddi so far…

A: I am 21 years old, and have been playing kabaddi for five years. I’ve been part of the Iran national team for the past two years now.

Q: What sparked your interest in the sport?

A: Everyone in my city likes the sport. It is the number one sport back where I come from, so my interest in it was only natural. It is also a sport which needs physicality and agility, and points are exchanged very quickly, hence the interest. 

Q: What do you have to say about your teammates and the time spent with them?

A: The team is good, and all my teammates are great people. It’s good to be surrounded by them, we all have one common aim – the trophy of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup!

Q: Which kabaddi players do you admire and look up to?

A: In my team, I look up to Meraj (Sheykh) and Fazel (Atrachali). Other than that, I also admire Anup Kumar of India.

Q: Being an athlete, do you play any other sport?

A: No. It’s kabaddi, and only kabaddi for me!