Sunil Kumars case, metaphorically, is that of rags to riches. Today, he is set to lead Gujarat Fortune Giants in the PKL Season 7 for the third time.

Sunil Kumar oozes tackling talent: strong grip and knack to read raiders mind. In his debut year, in PKL Season 4, the 21-year-old featured in just one match denying him an opportunity to showcase his talent.

He didnt lose heart and continued to work on his game in practice. Luck struck next season when Gujarat Fortune Giants, a new team, saw potential in his tackling abilities. Here too life wasnt going to be easy. He had to prove his credentials against established and best defenders in the game. So, in season 6, Sunil scored 72 successful tackle points in 25 matches and was listed in the top 10.

However, undeterred Sunil Kumar worked hard to cruise into the playing-seven of The Giants. Moreover, the team management led by experienced man-manager Manpreet Singh showed faith in Sunil. Standing in the right cover position Sunil, in PKL season 5, soon became pillar of Giants win. Despite being surrounded by top names, Sunil made his presence felt. With 57 tackling points, he finished among the top-10 defenders of the Season 5. He made three Super-5 tackles, with best coming against mighty Miraj Shekh-led Delhi Dabanggs, exactly 2 years ago - October 3.

Acknowledging the young defenders talent, Gujarat Fortune Giants have given him the additional responsibility of captaincy. This makes Sunil Kumar the youngest captain in PKL history.

Sunil Kumar has been playing kabaddi since the age of 9 and has competed in Junior National championship.

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India
POSITION
Right Defender
CATEGORY
Defender
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Gujarat Fortunegiants
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Sunil Kumars case, metaphorically, is that of rags to riches. Today, he is set to lead Gujarat Fortune Giants in the PKL Season 7 for the third time.

Sunil Kumar oozes tackling talent: strong grip and knack to read raiders mind. In his debut year, in PKL Season 4, the 21-year-old featured in just one match denying him an opportunity to showcase his talent.

He didnt lose heart and continued to work on his game in practice. Luck struck next season when Gujarat Fortune Giants, a new team, saw potential in his tackling abilities. Here too life wasnt going to be easy. He had to prove his credentials against established and best defenders in the game. So, in season 6, Sunil scored 72 successful tackle points in 25 matches and was listed in the top 10.

However, undeterred Sunil Kumar worked hard to cruise into the playing-seven of The Giants. Moreover, the team management led by experienced man-manager Manpreet Singh showed faith in Sunil. Standing in the right cover position Sunil, in PKL season 5, soon became pillar of Giants win. Despite being surrounded by top names, Sunil made his presence felt. With 57 tackling points, he finished among the top-10 defenders of the Season 5. He made three Super-5 tackles, with best coming against mighty Miraj Shekh-led Delhi Dabanggs, exactly 2 years ago - October 3.

Acknowledging the young defenders talent, Gujarat Fortune Giants have given him the additional responsibility of captaincy. This makes Sunil Kumar the youngest captain in PKL history.

Sunil Kumar has been playing kabaddi since the age of 9 and has competed in Junior National championship.
Raiding Career Tackling Career
Matches Played 74
Total Raids 82
Raid Points 4
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 84.51
Avg. Out Rate (%) 75
Avg. Strike Rate (%) 16.67
Effective Points 1
Matches Played 74
Main Tackles 289
Tackle Points 174
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 87.42
Avg. Out Rate (%) 39.4
Avg. Strike Rate (%) 69.02
Avg. Success Assists (%) 105
Team Played GJ
Matches Played 18
Total Raids 14
Raid Points 1
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 81.28
Avg. Out Rate (%) 100
Avg. Strike Rate (%) 16.67
Effective Points -
Team Played GJ
Matches Played 18
Total Tackles 73
Tackle Points 43
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 83.73
Avg. Out Rate (%) 41.25
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -
Avg. Success Assists (%) 29
Team Played NER
Matches Played 6
Total Raids 7
Raid Points 3
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 92.96
Avg. Out Rate (%) -
Avg. Strike Rate (%) 58.34
Effective Points 3
Team Played NER
Matches Played 6
Total Tackles 23
Tackle Points 19
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 94.09
Avg. Out Rate (%) 23.61
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -
Avg. Success Assists (%) 10
Team Played GJ
Matches Played 25
Total Raids 30
Raid Points -
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 84.09
Avg. Out Rate (%) 25
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -
Effective Points -3
Team Played GJ
Matches Played 25
Total Tackles 133
Tackle Points 73
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 87.99
Avg. Out Rate (%) 34.25
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -
Avg. Success Assists (%) 44
Team Played GJ
Matches Played 24
Total Raids 29
Raid Points -1
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 87.28
Avg. Out Rate (%) 100
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -100
Effective Points -
Team Played GJ
Matches Played 24
Total Tackles 57
Tackle Points 39
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 2155.44
Avg. Out Rate (%) 44.02
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -
Avg. Success Assists (%) 22
Team Played PP
Matches Played 1
Total Raids 2
Raid Points 1
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 36.36
Avg. Out Rate (%) -
Avg. Strike Rate (%) 50
Effective Points 1
Team Played PP
Matches Played 1
Total Tackles 3
Tackle Points -
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 42.22
Avg. Out Rate (%) 100
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -
Avg. Success Assists (%) -
Recent 5 Top 5
Match Raid Raid Points / Total Raids Tckl Tackle Points / Main Tackles Rank T'mnt
GJ  vs  UM (25  -  31)
0
0
13/19
PKL 7
GJ  vs  JP (28  -  28)
0
3/4
5/17
PKL 7
GJ  vs  DD (30  -  34)
0
1/1
6/17
PKL 7
GJ  vs  PU (33  -  43)
0
1/5
16/18
PKL 7
GJ  vs  UP (26  -  33)
1/6
6/6
2/20
PKL 7
Match Raid Raid Points / Total Raids Tckl Tackle Points / Main Tackles Rank Year
GJ  vs  JP (36  -  25)
0
8/8
1/19
Nov 2018
GJ  vs  BW (26  -  28)
0
8/6
1/16
Aug 2019
GJ  vs  BB (42  -  24)
0
5/5
2/21
Jul 2019
GJ  vs  DD (32  -  32)
0
3/2
2/20
Oct 2018
GJ  vs  UP (26  -  33)
1/6
6/6
2/20
Sep 2019
** The above statistics are from Season 4 onwards until date

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