The rise of Kabaddi's Thalaiva - Ajay Thakur
Ajay Thakur took the role of lead raider on his shoulders post KWC 2016. No matter whichever team he plays whether it be for Himachal Pradesh in the Nationals or Tamil Thalaivas in Pro Kabaddi League, Ajay is now arguably a raider who loves to attack from the get-go.
Ajay always tries to save his team in hectic situations with his longest reaches to the midline with a height of 1.85m. He has 122 do or die raid points, the most by any player in PKL history with his arsenal moves like escapes, hand touches and frog jumps.
Ajay Thakur is now the face of Indian Kabaddi and the fans are absolutely delighted. From a thin sidelined do or die raider to the "Thala", this combination of innocence and hostility will surely be a treat to watch as the game of Kabaddi blooms in the years to come.