Rohit Rana is one of the best Kabaddi players in the nation and indeed the whole world. He is the impenetrable wall of the Jaipur Pink Panthers in the Pro Kabaddi League and one of the best defenders around. Apart from his defensive nous, though, Rana has also become famous for wearing a bandage on his face, increasing the intimidation factor while playing against him. But why exactly does Rana sport a bandage on his face?
Firstly, it’s not a bandage which Rana sports, it is a face mask. The mask is a common feature in Kabaddi, which is sported by many Kabaddi players. This mask helps them in avoiding injuries that might happen while playing Kabaddi, which is quite a physical sport in nature.
As it can be seen, the mask covers most of the tooth, mouth and nose area, thus avoiding injuries due to kicks (side or back) made by raider while attempting to win a point for his team. Also, it helps in the scenario if the defender is going for a dash for the raider, the mask also helps in minimizing the injury that might happen due to accidental rub of the tooth on the players’ body, which is a heavy possibility.
The physical defender which Rana is, it becomes absolutely necessary for him to wear the face mask to avoid any injuries and further prolong his already exceptional career.