November 17, 2015

Hoopdarshan Episode 20: The Greatest, Latest Bloomer with Amrit Pal Singh

At 19, Amrit Pal Singh was farming with his father in Fattuwal, Punjab when he was first introduced to basketball. At 23, he is one of India's finest basketball players and is playing professionally for the best team in Japan's D-League. Hoopdarshan - India's finest basketball podcast - introduces you to the dictionary definition of a 'Late Bloomer'. Listen in as Amrit Pal talks to co-hosts Kaushik Lakshman and Karan Madhok about his wild rise from the villages to the Indian hoops elite, his dominant performances in Japan, and finding Butter Chicken in Tokyo.

Apart from officially arriving into the 20s, this is also a Diwali special episode of Hoopdarshan, and we mention many tidbits of the festival from Mussoorie to Tokyo to Melbourne. Amrit Pal Singh further discussed his discovery at 19 in Fattuwal, his hopes to keep helping the rise of Team India, and who would win a 'war' basketball game between him, Amjyot Singh, and Satnam Singh. Furthermore, Kaushik and Karan recap recent events in Indian basketball including the rise of U16 star Baladhaneshwar Poiyamozhi, discuss the unstoppable machine that is the Golden State Warriors, and a story on randomly running into India's basketball captain at a train station.

Hoopdarshan aims to be the true voice of Indian basketball, and since we're such hopeless fans of the game, it will become the voice of everything basketball related we love, from the NBA to international hoops, too. On every episode of Hoopdarshan, we will be inviting a special guest to interview or chat to about a variety of topics. With expert insight from some of the brightest and most-involved people in the world of Indian basketball, we hope to bring this conversation to a many more interested fans, players, and followers of the game.

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