The 18-year-old then decided not to play for Indian Arrows and joined ATK and that move has finally paid off.
Under coach Steve Coppell, the winger has been a regular in the first team of late and even scored his maiden goal in his senior career.
Blessed with pace, the diminutive winger has been a steady outlet for Steve Coppell's side during counter-attacks. Despite his tender years, the fact that the Englishman who prides himself on getting players to trackback and help out the defence has stuck with Komal tells a lot.
The youngster has a bright future ahead of him if he can build on this promising start.
Komal Thatal is rightly named as Goal's Rising Star of the Month!