Top 10 Raiders in PKL History
Kabaddi is a popular sport in India, with a prolific history and rich artistic significance. It is a fast-paced game that requires physical skill and strategy and is enjoyed by people of all ages.
The sport has seen a recent surge in popularity in India, largely due to the success of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). This professional Kabaddi league has been held annually since 2014. The PKL has brought together the best Kabaddi players from India and abroad and has been well-received by fans, attracting large crowds to matches and high viewership numbers on television.
The success of the PKL has led to a growth in the popularity of Kabaddi in India, with more people playing the sport recreationally and more children taking up Kabaddi as a sport in school. The Indian national Kabaddi team has also succeeded on the international stage, winning several international Kabaddi championships.
Kabaddi has a strong cultural connection to India and is a sport that is loved by many. The recent success of the PKL has only increased the sport's popularity, making it a prominent and beloved sport in the country. Here are the top 10 raiders in PKL history.
1. Pardeep Narwal
Pardeep Narwal, also known as "Dubki King" is a professional Kabaddi player from India who currently plays for the UP Yoddhas in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2022 season 9. He was born in Sonipat, Haryana, India, on February 2, 1995. Narwal is regarded as one of the finest raiders in Kabaddi, having received several trophies and plaudits for his efforts in the PKL. Narwal made his PKL debut in 2014 and quickly became one of the best raiders in the league.
He has been a part of the Patna Pirates team since the league's inception and has helped the team win several titles, including the PKL championship in 2016 and 2017.
Additionally, Narwal competed for the Indian national Kabaddi squad and earned a gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games among other medals. His Overall raids points are 1568 in overall 153 matches.
2. Maninder Singh
Maninder Singh is an Indian professional Kabaddi player noted for his remarkable athletic abilities and performance. Early on, he started playing Kabaddi, and he soon established himself as a prodigy in the game. Maninder Singh's journey in Kabaddi began when he was selected to play for his state team, and he quickly established himself as a key player.
The raider which has a 39% tackle strike rate has taken himself in 2nd position in the most number of raids with total raids counting upto 1231 raid points in only 122 matches.
Maninder Singh's success in the sport led him to be selected for the Indian national team, where he represented India at several international competitions. He was known for his quick reflexes, agility, and powerful raids, which made him one of the most feared raiders in the game. His performances in international competitions helped him earn recognition and respect from other players and fans worldwide.
In 2017, Maninder Singh was signed by the Bengaluru Bulls in the Pro Kabaddi League, where he continued to showcase his skills and impress the fans. He has given phenomenal performance in the Bengaluru Bulls winning the league the same year. His impressive performances in the company helped him secure a place in the national team, where he continued to make his mark as one of the best players in the sport. Overall, he has made 1231raid points in 122 matches.
3. Rahul Chaudhari
Rahul Chaudhari is one of the most popular kabaddi players in India and is widely considered one of the best raiders in the sport. Rahul Chaudhary total raid points were 1568 according to the official website of the pro kabaddi league with a total of matches counting to 153.
The raider was born on June 20, 1994, in Nizamabad, Telangana, India. He began playing kabaddi at an early age and immediately established himself as a skilled player.
In the first season of the Pro Kabaddi League, Chaudhari began his professional career with the Telugu Titans. He was an instant hit, scoring the first-ever Super 10 in the league and quickly establishing himself as one of the top players. Over the years, he has represented various teams, including Telugu Titans and Tamil Thalaivas, U.P. Yoddha and currently represents Jaipur Pink Panthers.
In his Pro Kabaddi career, Chaudhary has won several awards and accolades, including the "Best Raider of the Season" award in the 2016 and 2018 seasons. He has competed for India in a number of international competitions, including the Asian Games and the Kabaddi World Cup, as a member of the national kabaddi team of India.
4. Deepak Niwas Hooda
Deepak Niwas Hooda is a famous Kabaddi player from India. He is very famous for his raiding style in the Pro Kabaddi League. He has played for several teams, including Patna Pirates, Telugu Titans, and Jaipur Pink Panthers. Hooda is known for his quick and agile movements on the mat and his ability to raid successfully. He has been one of the top players in the league, with several accolades to his name.
Deepak Niwas Hooda took 4th position when it comes to the total number of raids in Pro Kabaddi League history, with a total of 1020 raid points in 157 matches.
Deepak Niwas Hooda is a professional kabaddi player from India who has represented the country in several international competitions. He was born on February 7, 1993, in Nohar, Rajasthan. Hooda made his debut as a professional player in 2014, and since then, he has played for teams like Telugu Titans, Puneri Paltan, and Jaipur Pink Panthers and gathered quite a lot of attention and prestige from all over the world. He has been a regular member of the Indian national kabaddi team. He has participated in a number of international championships, including the 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championship, the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, and the 2016 South Asian Games.
In terms of match performance, Hooda is known for his raiding skills, agility, and leadership abilities. He has been recognized as one of the best all-rounders in the game and has received several awards, including the best raider award at the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup.
5. Pawan Sehrawat
Pawan Sehrawat is a proficient Kabaddi player from India. He has been playing Kabaddi for several years and has made a name for himself as one of the best players in the sport.
In his match performances, Pawan Sehrawat is known for his aggressive raiding style and ability to pick up points for his team. On the pitch, he is swift and nimble, making it challenging for opponents to challenge him. He also has a good understanding of the game and can read the movements of the opposition players, allowing him to plan his raids effectively.
His agile and hard-working nature made him in the top five list of raiders, with a total of 987 raid points in only 105 matches. Pawan Sehrawat has also been part of several successful Kabaddi teams, including Bengaluru Bulls and Gujrat Fortune Giants. In the Pro Kabaddi League, he has been one of the top raiders, consistently picking up points for his team and helping them win the match.
6. Naveen Kumar
Naveen Kumar is a proficient and famous Kabaddi player who has made a name for himself in the Indian Kabaddi . He is considered one of the best raiders in the league, known for his quick movements and agility on the mat. Naveen Kumar took a total of 934 raid points in 85 matches played to date.
In his matches, Naveen Kumar is a dominant force and has a high success rate of completing raids. He can dodge defenders with ease and pick up points for his team. He also has good teamwork and coordination with his teammates, which makes him an asset to his team during crucial moments in the match.
Naveen Kumar's performance in the league has been consistent, and he has helped his team reach the finals on several occasions. He has been awarded the 'Man of the Match title multiple times and has also been recognized as one of the top players in the league.
7. Ajay Thakur
Ajay Thakur is a skilled and talented Kabaddi player from India who currently plays for Dabang Delhi in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2022. Since 2007, he has played for the Indian national Kabaddi team, and at international tournaments like the Asian Games and South Asian Games, he has won numerous gold medals. In a total of 120 matches, he continued to have 794 raids points.
Thakur is considered one of the best raiders in the PKL. He has a strong presence on the court and is known for his quick thinking and agility. He has a strong sense of timing and can score crucial points for his team in clutch situations.
Regarding match performance, Thakur has consistently been one of the top scorers in the PKL. He has a high raid success rate and can easily penetrate the opposition's defense. He can naturally pick out weaknesses in the opposing team's formation and exploit them to his advantage.
Ajay Thakur is a top-performing Kabaddi player who has been a key player for his club and the Indian national team. He is a fan favourite and one of the most sought-after players in the PKL due to his skills and prowess on the court.
8. Sachin Tanwar
Currently, playing for Patna Pirates in the season 9 pro kabaddi league, he has made himself into the top 10 raiders list in the history of Pkl. The kabaddi player made his pro kabaddi league debut in season 5 of the pro kabaddi league and was also chosen for the Indian national kabaddi team in 2017.
Sachin Tanwar is considered one of the top Kabaddi players worldwide, known for his quick reflexes, powerful raids, and strongholds. He has been a part of several successful Kabaddi teams, including the Haryana Steelers in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), where he has been one of the top raiders for his team. Tanwar is known for his smart game sense and ability to read the opposition, making him a formidable player.
Tanwar has a record of 781 overall raid points in 106 pro kabaddi league matches, successfully giving him the name in the top 10 raiders of pkl history.
Aside from his team and national-level performances, Tanwar has represented India in several international Kabaddi tournaments and has helped the team win multiple titles. He has been an integral part of the Indian Kabaddi team and has been credited with significantly contributing to the team's success.
Tanwar's agility and speed, combined with his quick decision-making ability, make him one of the most feared raiders in the sport. He has a unique raiding style and is known for his quick movements and ability to evade defenders easily. His fans and followers consider him a true Kabaddi legend, and he continues to inspire many aspiring Kabaddi players. Tanwar was seen as a brave raider in the 2022 pro kabaddi league, with an overall tackle strike rate of 21% and a raid strike rate of 47%.
9. Vikas Kandola
Vikas Kandola is a professional Kabaddi player from India who has made a name for himself as one of the most consistent raiders in the sport. He started playing Kabaddi at a young age and went on to play for various teams in the Pro Kabaddi League.
Kandola has earned a reputation in his Kabaddi career for his fearless riding style and aggressive playing tactics. He is known for his quick movements, agility, and ability to take on multiple defenders simultaneously. Kandola's raids are usually characterized by the quick and precise movements that allow him to dodge the defenders and score points. Vikas Kandola has earned a total of 732 raid points in 101 matches.
One of Kandola's signature moves is the 'bonus point,' which he scores by diving into the opposition's court and touching the mid-line. This maneuver requires quick reflexes and excellent hand-eye coordination, and Kandola has mastered it to become one of the most sought-after raiders in the sport.
Kandola is renowned for his tactical prowess and capacity for game reading in addition to his raiding abilities. He uses his experience and knowledge of the sport to anticipate the opposition's moves and plan his raids accordingly. He is a team player who works closely with his fellow raiders and defenders to outsmart the opposition and score points.
10. Rohit Kumar
Rohit Kumar has played for the Bengaluru Bulls since the start of the league in 2014 and has also played for Patna Pirates and Telugu Titans and has been a key player for the teams.
His agility and quickness characterize Rohit Kumar's raiding style. He is known for his ability to dodge defenders and easily make successful raids. He is also known for his speed and the ability to change direction quickly, making him difficult to tackle. Rohit Kumar who has made his name as one of the best raiders has taken the total raid points to 683 in 101 league matches.
Rohit Kumar makes use of his speed and agility throughout games. He typically starts slow and builds up momentum as the match progresses. He is known to use his quickness to dodge defenders and reach the opponent's side of the court. He also uses his strength and power to overpower the defenders and make successful raids.
Rohit Kumar's strategy during matches is to keep the opponent guessing. He changes his approach to raiding, making it difficult for the defenders to predict his next move. He is known to be a creative player who always thinks about new ways to approach a situation.