The seventh version of the Indian Tremendous League (ISL) kicked off at the moment with Kerala Blasters taking part in ATK Mohun Bagan. This version of the ISL has seen a bunch of gamers migrate from the I-League to it. 

Considered one of these new ISL entrants is Ritwik Das. When the workforce lists had been introduced for at the moment’s sport, lots of people and a bunch of Kerala followers had been questioning who Das is. 

Das, the 23-year-old winger from West Bengal was one of many finds of the I-League previously few seasons. 

The journey from Kalighat to Kerala through Kashmir

Das began his profession within the youth squads of Mohun Bagan the place he caught the attention of different maidan golf equipment and was quickly picked up by Kalighat Milan Sangha for his or her Calcutta Premier Division Group B journey. 

It was whereas taking part in for Kalighat that Ritwik appeared for trials at Actual Kashmir FC. 

Das had a right away influence on David Robertson, the Actual Kashmir coach. The Burnpur born proper midfielder confirmed his versatility and have become a daily within the Actual Kashmir FC set-up. 

His declare to fame got here within the playoff spherical of the I-League 2nd Division in 2017-18. He scored two very essential objectives within the playoff section which helped his workforce safe victory in these video games and finally qualify for the I-League. 

Throughout his two years within the I-League Das made a reputation for himself for being versatile. He was a type of gamers who can play as each a right-back and Proper midfielder/winger. 

Das mase 21 appearances within the I-League for Actual Kashmir and had two assists credited to his title. It was not his goal-scoring talents, however his work-ethic and work-rate that  that made him a favourite of David Robertson. 

Ritwik Das in action against Aizawl FC (pic courtesy I-League)
Ritwik Das in motion towards Aizawl FC (pic courtesy I-League)

His potential to chase unfastened balls and all the time come again to shut down free areas has been praised by rival managers additionally. 

Not the perfect begin to ISL

With Kerala Blasters supervisor Kivu Vicuna beginning Das towards ATK Mohun Bagan within the ISL opener, it’s evident that the Spanish I-League- successful coach has additionally taken a liking in direction of the ex-Actual Kashmir FC midfielder. 

It wasn’t an ISL debut to recollect for the younger Kerala Blasters midfielder, however with the primary sport out of the way in which, he can work on his nerves and focus on doing the issues for which he’s recognized. The nerves acquired the higher of Das whle taking part in his first ISL sport. However the Kerala Blasters trustworthy can be hoping that their lad new recruit will get into kind from the subsequent ISL match. 

Revealed 21 Nov 2020, 00:38 IST



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