Ajith Kumar’s rise is not a common story in the country. He won multiple titles at college level, was quickly selected to play in the Santosh Trophy and won the I-League as an amateur in his first full professional season in the sport – playing all 20 games in the campaign. He even experienced continental football last season before the pandemic brought the competition to a halt. Blessed with pace and stamina, the 23-year-old actually began his career as a left-winger before spending most of his time in the youth teams as a midfielder.
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