Fierce, fast and fiery, Maninder Singh, in his first season as captain, has made Bengal Warriors reach their peak with a relatively young team. In addition to being their lead raider and top scorer, Maninder has also been one of the top five scorers this season -- with 205 raid points, including 10 Super 10s in the 20 league-stage matches he played.
But how is he off the mat? ESPN gives you a sneak peek.
On his favourite actor
Salman Khan, he's my all-time favourite.
On his favourite kabaddi player
Ran Singh - because he's an all-rounder, he can be a raider, he can be a defender, he can literally play any role in a team effortlessly.
On his favourite kabaddi move
Dash. Even though it's mostly used as a defence move, I love to dash past the defenders during my raids.
On his funniest moment on the mat
When I was once trying to explain a move to Nabibakhsh [Iranian all-rounder Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh] in English but he couldn't make sense of it so I had to show him everything in sign language.
On his favourite actress
Whoever's opposite Salman Khan... oh wait, Katrina Kaif.
One sportsperson he looks up to
Ronaldo best hai ji (Cristiano Ronaldo is the best). I really like watching him play.
The movie he likes the most
As long as the movie has Salman Khan, I'm good.
One exercise he likes doing the most
On his favourite cheat food
Aloo ke paranthe, dahi ke saath (Aloo parathas with curd).
On the naughtiest player in the PKL
Pardeep Narwal. No one matches up to him when it comes to shaitaani (naughtiness).
On his best friend in the PKL
Ran Singh. We had a lot of fun when we played together for Bengal.
On his favourite hobby
Dancing - but not any kind of dance. It has to be bhangra. That's my thing.
On the best hairstyle in the PKL
Mera apna, ji (My own). I'm very particular about my hairstyle.
One defender he's always cautious of
Surjeet Singh. He's a very solid cover.
On the tattoo that is the closest to his heart
I have quite a few tattoos but the one that's most special is at the back of my neck. It has an S, which is the initial of my wife, Simran.