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Sunil Kumar
Sunil Kumar
COUNTRY
India
POSITION
Right Defender
CATEGORY
Defender
CURRENT TEAM
Jaipur Pink Panthers

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Sunil Kumar Kabaddi Biography - Indian Fortress shield
 

Sunil Kumar is one of the best defenders in the country. He usually plays as the right defender. Sunil Kumar has been around for a while now and has represented the country as well. The Indian defender will feature in the upcoming Asia Kabaddi Championships which takes place in South Korea.

 

Age and Background

 

Sunil Kumar was born on 12th May 1997 in Sonipat District of Haryana. His family's occupation is farming, and he is the eldest son. The Indian defender took up the game after being inspired by his cousin at the age of 11. Notably, one of his cousins is Parvesh Bhainsal.

He made heads turn with his performance in the University Nationals, where he got gold medal. Soon, he was spotted by Jaivir Sharma who made him train at Sports Authority of India, Gandhinagar.

He joined the SAI team and achieved victory in Junior Nationals for two years from 2015 to 2017. Patna Pirates noticed his exceptional performance in the junior level tournament and selected him for the PKL Season 4.

 

Role and Playing Style

 

Sunil Kumar majorly plays as the right defender for his team. His position needs upper body strength and speed. Sunil Kumar offers them both. He is known for making powerful grabs and tackles. Apart from these, Sunil Kumar is known for assisting tackles. He usually prevents the opponent team raiders from the bonus point. This would make them go for touchpoints, and Sunil Kumar would grab them/tackle them to put them down.

 

Domestic Teams

 

Sunil Kumar represented Gujarat for three years. From there on, he had an opportunity to train at the Sports Authority of India. After he got into Pro Kabaddi League, he had an offer to represent the Railways team. The defender went on to play for North Eastern Railways team. Soon, he made his India debut in South Asia Games 2019 where he won the 1st gold medal for the country.

 

Current Teams

 

Sunil Kumar's Pro Kabaddi League career began with Patna Pirates. He played for the team in Season 4 but unfortunately, he featured only in one match. In the PKL Season 5, he got picked up by Gujarat Fortunegiants. Up until Season 8, he played for the Gujarat franchise. In the PKL 9 auction, Jaipur Pink Panthers bought him for INR 90 Lakhs. He even became the captain of the team.

 

Price in PKL

 

Sunil Kumar grabbed INR 30.40 Lakhs in the PKL 4 auction. He was retained in the 5th edition for INR 49.10 Lakhs. In the sixth and seventh editions, Gujarat paid him INR 67 Lakhs and INR 74.40 Lakhs respectively, to retain him. In the PKL 9 auction, he was sold to Jaipur Pink Panthers for INR 90 Lakhs, becoming the most expensive defender in the competition.

 

Sunil Kumar Malik is an Indian Kabaddi player who plays as a defender for the Indian men's kabaddi team. He was born on 12 May 1997 in Bhainswal Kalan at Sonipat district of Haryana. He was the eldest born in the family of farmers. Sunil started playing Kabaddi from a young age of 11 years after he was inspired by his elder cousin brother. Growing up, Sunil was a huge admirer of former Indian Kabaddi team skipper Anup Kumar. He is also a cousin of Parvesh Bhainswal.

Sunil first came into the limelight during the University Nationals when he helped his team win Gold. He then went to Sports Authority of India, Gandhinagar, to get professional training after being spotted by SAI Coach, Jaivir Sharma.

He played for the SAI team and went on to win Junior Nationals for two years from 2015 to 2017. His performance in the junior level tournament grabbed the attention of Patna Pirates and he was picked up by the team for the PKL Season 4.

Raiding Career Tackling Career
Matches Played 135
Total Raids 182
Raid Points 12
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 84.6
Avg. Out Rate (%) 53.33
Avg. Strike Rate (%) 41.21
Effective Points 4
Matches Played 135
Main Tackles 511
Tackle Points 303
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 87.42
Avg. Out Rate (%) 38.73
Avg. Strike Rate (%) 65.99
Avg. Success Assists (%) 221
Team Played JP
Matches Played 20
Total Raids 73
Raid Points 2
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 85.67
Avg. Out Rate (%) 22.5
Avg. Strike Rate (%) 26.67
Effective Points -2
Team Played JP
Matches Played 20
Total Tackles 79
Tackle Points 50
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 88.21
Avg. Out Rate (%) 30.76
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -
Avg. Success Assists (%) 57
Team Played GJ
Matches Played 23
Total Raids 15
Raid Points 1
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 82.75
Avg. Out Rate (%) -
Avg. Strike Rate (%) 100
Effective Points 1
Team Played GJ
Matches Played 23
Total Tackles 81
Tackle Points 38
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 86.48
Avg. Out Rate (%) 41.39
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -
Avg. Success Assists (%) 43
Team Played RS
Matches Played 4
Total Raids 1
Raid Points -
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 83.35
Avg. Out Rate (%) -
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -
Effective Points -
Team Played RS
Matches Played 4
Total Tackles 14
Tackle Points 8
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 86.08
Avg. Out Rate (%) 52.5
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -
Avg. Success Assists (%) 1
Team Played NER
Matches Played 2
Total Raids 5
Raid Points 1
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 83.57
Avg. Out Rate (%) 50
Avg. Strike Rate (%) 50
Effective Points -
Team Played NER
Matches Played 2
Total Tackles 10
Tackle Points 6
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 85.75
Avg. Out Rate (%) 41.67
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -
Avg. Success Assists (%) 2
Team Played RS
Matches Played 6
Total Raids -
Raid Points -
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 91.27
Avg. Out Rate (%) -
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -
Effective Points -
Team Played RS
Matches Played 6
Total Tackles 19
Tackle Points 13
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 92.24
Avg. Out Rate (%) 44.6
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -
Avg. Success Assists (%) 3
Team Played NER
Matches Played 6
Total Raids 6
Raid Points 4
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 83.62
Avg. Out Rate (%) -
Avg. Strike Rate (%) 83.34
Effective Points 4
Team Played NER
Matches Played 6
Total Tackles 19
Tackle Points 14
Avg. Time on Mat (%) 85
Avg. Out Rate (%) 29.45
Avg. Strike Rate (%) -
Avg. Success Assists (%) 10
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
JP vs UP (67  -  30)
0
5/5
2/21
PKL 10
JP vs DD (27  -  22)
0
4/6
3/16
PKL 10
JP vs PP (33  -  36)
0
2/6
12/19
PKL 10
JP vs TN (42  -  27)
0
0
14/19
PKL 10
JP vs BB (28  -  28)
0
2/2
4/15
PKL 10
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
NER vs SER (48  -  26)
2/3
5/4
2/14
Jan 2019
GJ vs UP (26  -  33)
1/6
6/6
2/20
Sep 2019
JP vs BB (30  -  32)
1/5
5/5
3/18
Dec 2023
Tournament Team Price Status
Pro Kabaddi Season 9 Jaipur Pink Panthers 90.00 L SOLD
Pro Kabaddi Season 8 Gujarat Giants 74.40 L RETAINED
Pro Kabaddi Season 7 Gujarat Fortunegiants 67.00 L RETAINED
Pro Kabaddi Season 6 Gujarat Fortunegiants 49.10 L RETAINED
Pro Kabaddi Season 5 Gujarat Fortunegiants 30.40 L SOLD

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