The 10 Best Indian Kabaddi Players Of All Time

The 10 Best Indian Kabaddi Players Of All Time

Anup Kumar

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With the man referred to as the “God of Kabaddi,” what better way to start our list of Indian Kabaddi players? The previous member of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League, Kumar, started merely playing the sport as a kid to pass the time. He is regarded as one of the game’s most productive raiders ever. He played for U Mumba for five years before signing with the Jaipur Pink Panthers. Having led the Indian national team to gold medals at the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games is Kumar’s most illustrious feat.

Ajay Thakur 

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One of the most reliable Indian Kabaddi players in VIVO Pro Kabaddi league history comes next on our list. Thakur has been active in the sport for a long time, having represented the Tamil Thalaivas, Puneri Paltan, and Bengaluru Bulls. The “King of Kabaddi” led the Indian national team to victory at the 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championship. He has played in more than 110 matches and has amassed over 800 points. Thakur is the definition of excellence and wisdom.

Manjeet Chhillar

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In the same village as Rakesh, Manjeet hails from Nizampur, which is today known as the “cradle of Indian Kabaddi.” Manjeet started as a wrestler, but he had to give up the sport due to a nose injury. He then went back to his village and decided to pursue a Kabaddi career. Manjeet has consistently outperformed with his all-around abilities, whether for the Indian squad or in the Pro-Kabaddi League, earning him the moniker “One-Man Army.” He was a two-time Asian Games champion and a member of the Indian team that won gold at the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup (2010 and 2014).

Rakesh Kumar 

Rakesh started playing Kabaddi in high school. He is from a hamlet in North West Delhi. He is renowned for his capacity to both defend and attack. He has proven to be quite dependable in the past, so he is now frequently requested to take charge in emergency circumstances.

In the Pro-Kabaddi League’s first auction, Rakesh was one of the most expensive Indian Kabaddi players. Later, he joined the Patna Pirates and attained the position of captain. He guided U Mumba to their first-ever fourth-place finish in 2014 before being hired by them in 2016. The season after, Rakesh played for Tamil Thalivas. The Indian athlete currently serves as the Haryana Steelers’ head coach.

Pardeep Narwal 

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Being referred to as the “Dubki King” isn’t half terrible if you want to make a lasting impression on the game of Kabaddi. Currently playing with the Patna Pirates in the VIVO Pro Kabaddi league, where he is regarded as the finest raider in the league, is Narwal. Among his accomplishments are winning the gold medal for India at the 2019 South Asian Games and becoming the first player to attain 1,000 points.

Deepak Niwas Hooda

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The past of Deepak Niwas Hooda Hooda is terrible. His father passed away in 2013, and his mother died when he was four years old. In the Rohtak area of Haryana’s Chamaria hamlet, he was born into a farming family. During his VIVO pro Kabaddi league career, the current captain of the Jaipur Pink Panthers amassed over 940 points, 1765 raids, and 231 tackles, earning him a reputation as one of the most skilled Indian Kabaddi players.

Pawan Sehrawat 

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The best Indian Kabaddi players aren’t the only ones on this esteemed list. Even though Sehrawat is only 24 years old, he has already made a name for himself as one of the top raiders in the VIVO Pro Kabaddi league thanks to his long reach and lower body strength. He was crowned MVP in season 6, and in 2018 and 2019, he led the league in scoring. With 39 points, Sehrawat also holds the record for the most points scored in a single game.

Rahul Chaudhari

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Being a defender who eventually becomes one of the top raiders in the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League is a rare and wonderful tale. It’s also a factual tale told by Chaudhari. The Indian national team player is affectionately known in the sport as a showman due to his flair raids. He has become one of the most prominent Indian Kabaddi players thanks to his distinctive running hand touch, which has a career average not-out rate of 79.79%. Only two players in history have amassed 1,000 points, and that is him.

Surender Nada 

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An accomplished player in Indian Kabaddi who is well-known for both club and international success. He has so far been a defender for the national team, and he has contributed to their four victories at international competitions, including the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup. Four successful PKL teams that Nada has represented include U Mumba, Bengaluru Bulls, Haryana Steelers, and Patna Pirates. The world’s most dangerous right-left pairing is said to be Mohit Chillar and Nada. In the sixth season of the PKL, Nada served as captain of the Haryana Steelers.

Sandeep Narwal 

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The son of former Kabaddi player OP Narwal and Jagdish Narwal, Sandeep Narwal was driven to achieve more than just winning the Asiads. And he was successful. One of India’s top Kabaddi players, Sandeep, puts on a herculean display. Sandeep has little issue destroying the opponent’s traps in their den or defending against a raider with a solid block. Sandeep played at the U-14, U-17, and U-19 levels, giving him a good case for the all-rounder position in the national squad. He is recognized for having a significant impact on the Patna Pirates’ third-season victory. A season later, Puneri Paltan purchased him for active gameplay. U Mumba, on the other hand, is currently making full use of Sandeep’s well-known experience.

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