Kabaddi Adda

The story of Krishan Dhull, how he became a star in Pro Kabaddi

The story of Krishan is one of dedication, hard work, and a passion for kabaddi that took him from the dusty fields of Haryana to becoming a star defender in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL).

Born and raised in Pai village, Krishan witnessed his older brother play kabaddi with friends, igniting a spark in him. Inspired by the local games and the electrifying action of the PKL, Krishan found his role model in the legendary defender, Ravinder Pahal.

Determined to succeed, Krishan wasn't afraid to put in the hard yards. He'd wake up at the crack of dawn (5 AM) to train and hone his skills. He focused heavily on defensive techniques, particularly the ankle hold, a crucial move in kabaddi. Krishan was a keen student of the game, analyzing Pro Kabaddi matches and learning from his mistakes with the help of his coach.

His dedication paid off when he was selected for the NK Kabaddi Academy and the K7 Kabaddi tournament. Krishan trained relentlessly, preparing months in advance for the competition. His impressive performance caught the eye of PKL franchises, paving the way for his professional journey.

Krishan's big break came in PKL Season 8 when Dabang Delhi K.C. picked him through their New Young Programme. Though he showed promise, he wasn't a regular starter yet. Despite limited playing time, Krishan managed to contribute 27 tackle points and even tasted championship glory with Dabang Delhi in Season 8.

The next season saw Krishan getting more opportunities on the mat, scoring 34 tackle points in 21 appearances. However, Dabang Delhi released him before Season 10. This turned out to be a turning point in his career.

The Patna Pirates picked Krishan for Season 10, and he thrived under their guidance. Coach Narender Redhu helped him refine his skills, particularly the ankle hold and double thigh hold. Krishan's agility and anticipation of raider movements improved significantly. The freedom and support he received from the three-time champions allowed him to play fearlessly throughout the season.

Krishan's hard work culminated in a phenomenal performance. He emerged as the season's second-best defender and the best defender for Patna Pirates, amassing a staggering 78 tackle points, including five Super Tackles and six High 5s. He even surpassed his combined score from the previous two seasons in PKL 10 alone.

Now a defensive powerhouse, Krishan is well on his way to becoming a legend like his idol, Ravinder Pahal. With his dedication and ever-evolving skillset, it wouldn't be surprising to see him become India's best defender in the years to come.