Kabaddi is one of the most popular and traditional sports in India. It is a contact sport that requires both physical strength and mental agility.
Over the years, many talented kabaddi players have emerged from the country, and one such player who has been making waves in recent times is Naveen Kumar.
Born on 14th July 2000, Naveen Kumar hails from Nizampur, a small village in Haryana. From a young age, Naveen was passionate about Kabaddi.
Also started playing the sport at the age of 9. He played for his school team and later joined the Haryana Kabaddi team. In 2017, he selected to play
for the Indian Junior Kabaddi team and represented the country at the Junior Asian Championship in Iran.
Naveen Kumar caught the attention of the Kabaddi fraternity when he bought by the Dabang Delhi team for the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) in 2019.
He made an immediate impact and quickly became the star of the team. His agility, speed, and quick reflexes were unmatched. He quickly became one of the top raiders in the league.
In the PKL 2019 season, Naveen Kumar scored an incredible 22 Super 10s. Which is the term used to describe scoring 10 or more raid points in a match.
He also broke the record for the most raid points scored in a single season by a rookie, with a total of 301 points in just 22 matches.
His performances helped Dabang Delhi reach their first-ever PKL final, where they finished runners-up.
In the PKL 2021 season, Naveen Kumar continued his excellent form and helped Dabang Delhi reach the playoffs. He scored 171 raid points in 20
matches, including 10 Super 10s. He awarded the Best Raider of the Match award 10 times. And his performances were critical to Dabang Delhi’s success.
Naveen Kumar’s success is a testament to his hard work, dedication, and love for the sport. He is a natural raider who can score points even in the
toughest of situations. His agility and speed make him a nightmare for defenders. And he considered one of the most promising young players in Indian kabaddi.
In conclusion, Naveen Kumar is a rising star in Indian Kabaddi and a player to watch out for in the future. He has already made a mark in the PKL.
Has proven himself to be one of the best raiders in the league. With his incredible skills, dedication, and passion for the sport, Naveen Kumar has the potential to become one of the greatest Kabaddi players in India.