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Dharmaraj Cheralathan
Nick Name: D Cheralathan
Country: India

RAIDING CAREER
T Team  M  TR SR UR RTP RBP TRP RSR(%) REFF (%)
66th Senior National Kabaddi Men's Championship RS - - - - - - - - -
68th All India Inter Railway Kabaddi Championship SCR 5 3 - - - - - - -
Pro Kabaddi Season 6 UM 22 22 - 1 - - - - -
Pro Kabaddi Season 5 PU 18 15 - - - - - - -
Pro Kabaddi Season 4 PP 14 14 2 - 2 - 2 14.29 14.29
Pro Kabaddi Season 3 TT 14 20 3 4 1 5 6 30 15
Pro Kabaddi Season 2 BB 15 42 15 2 15 4 19 45.24 35.71
Pro Kabaddi Season 1 BB 16 31 8 2 9 4 13 41.94 25.81
TACKLING CAREER
T Team M TT ST TTP TSR TEFF
66th Senior National Kabaddi Men's Championship RS - - - - -
68th All India Inter Railway Kabaddi Championship SCR 5 32 21 21 65.63 65.63
Pro Kabaddi Season 6 UM 22 63 35 38 60.32 55.56
Pro Kabaddi Season 5 PU 18 47 25 26 55 53
Pro Kabaddi Season 4 PP 14 63 31 39 61.90 49.21
Pro Kabaddi Season 3 TT 14 58 28 31 53.45 48.28
Pro Kabaddi Season 2 BB 15 68 41 42 61.76 60.29
Pro Kabaddi Season 1 BB 16 68 33 38 55.88 48.53
TOURNAMENTS  
RAIDING CAREER
Team RS
M -
Total Raids -
Successful Raids -
Unsuccessful Raids -
Raid Touch Points -
Raid Bonus Points -
Total Raid Points -
Raid SR -
Raid EFF -
Team SCR
M 5
Total Raids 3
Successful Raids -
Unsuccessful Raids -
Raid Touch Points -
Raid Bonus Points -
Total Raid Points -
Raid SR -
Raid EFF -
Team UM
M 22
Total Raids 22
Successful Raids -
Unsuccessful Raids 1
Raid Touch Points -
Raid Bonus Points -
Total Raid Points -
Raid SR -
Raid EFF -
Team PU
M 18
Total Raids 15
Successful Raids -
Unsuccessful Raids -
Raid Touch Points -
Raid Bonus Points -
Total Raid Points -
Raid SR -
Raid EFF -
Team PP
M 14
Total Raids 14
Successful Raids 2
Unsuccessful Raids -
Raid Touch Points 2
Raid Bonus Points -
Total Raid Points 2
Raid SR 14.29
Raid EFF 14.29
Team TT
M 14
Total Raids 20
Successful Raids 3
Unsuccessful Raids 4
Raid Touch Points 1
Raid Bonus Points 5
Total Raid Points 6
Raid SR 30
Raid EFF 15
Team BB
M 15
Total Raids 42
Successful Raids 15
Unsuccessful Raids 2
Raid Touch Points 15
Raid Bonus Points 4
Total Raid Points 19
Raid SR 45.24
Raid EFF 35.71
Team BB
M 16
Total Raids 31
Successful Raids 8
Unsuccessful Raids 2
Raid Touch Points 9
Raid Bonus Points 4
Total Raid Points 13
Raid SR 41.94
Raid EFF 25.81
TACKLING CAREER
Team RS
M
Total Tackle -
Successful Tackles -
Total Tackle Points -
Tackle SR -
Tackle EFF -
Team SCR
M 5
Total Tackle 32
Successful Tackles 21
Total Tackle Points 21
Tackle SR 65.63
Tackle EFF 65.63
Team UM
M 22
Total Tackle 63
Successful Tackles 35
Total Tackle Points 38
Tackle SR 60.32
Tackle EFF 55.56
Team PU
M 18
Total Tackle 47
Successful Tackles 25
Total Tackle Points 26
Tackle SR 55
Tackle EFF 53
Team PP
M 14
Total Tackle 63
Successful Tackles 31
Total Tackle Points 39
Tackle SR 61.90
Tackle EFF 49.21
Team TT
M 14
Total Tackle 58
Successful Tackles 28
Total Tackle Points 31
Tackle SR 53.45
Tackle EFF 48.28
Team BB
M 15
Total Tackle 68
Successful Tackles 41
Total Tackle Points 42
Tackle SR 61.76
Tackle EFF 60.29
Team BB
M 16
Total Tackle 68
Successful Tackles 33
Total Tackle Points 38
Tackle SR 55.88
Tackle EFF 48.53


Dharmaraj Cheralathan was born on 21 April 1975. Hailing from a farming family in Thiruchanampondi village in Thanjavur district of Tamilnadu, he considered farming really important while growing up. His pet name is Anna. His siblings include one brother and two sisters. Dharmaraj’s brother D. Gopu is a right corner defender who also plays kabaddi and has played in 
PKL for multiple seasons.

Dharmaraj Cheralathan Kabaddi Career


Dharmaraj Cheralathan is a maestro in Kabaddi who has got an experience of more than 20 years starting from 1989. He is one of the most habituated defenders in the sport. He was one of the defenders in the Indian Kabaddi team which won gold at the Kabaddi World Cup in the year 2016. He consistently pairs his experience and tactics to outsmart the opposition raiders.

Dharmaraj Cheralathan -Pro Kabaddi League Career

Dharmaraj played for the Bengaluru Bulls team in Pro Kabaddi League in the inaugural season. He was an ordeal for the raiders of the opposition team with a tackle strike rate of 56.52 %. In Season 1 he scored 13 tackle points and 39 raid points. He was retained by Bengaluru Bulls in Season 2. He led the defense in Season 2 as well. He scored 42 tackle points with a tackle strike rate of 61.76%. Furthermore, he scored 19 raid points in attack and took his team to the finals where they lost narrowly to U Mumba. 
Telugu Titans bought him in Pro Kabaddi League Season 3. In that season he scored 31 tackle points at an average tackle strike rate of above 50 %. In season 4, Patna Pirates team hired him for 29 lakhs and appointed him as their captain. He led the Super Tackles count in Season 4 with 8 against his name. Patna Pirates team won the title for the second time in Season 4 under Dharmaraj’s captaincy. Dharmaraj was then been bought by the Puneri Paltan team in Season 5. But then he managed to score only 25 tackle points. He played a total of 18 games for Puneri Paltan in Season 5. Unfortunately, he could not score more than 4 points in any of those matches, even though he helped manage the young and aggressive team with his experience. 
During Pro Kabaddi League Season 6 in 2018 U Mumba outbid other teams.  

In that season, he re-emerged with a significant tackle point of 40 with a tackle strike rate of 57.97 %. He produced a defensive master class during U Mumba’s win over Gujarat Fortunegiants in Delhi.

Skills

Dharmaraj is an aggressive defender in the field who is capable of playing as both the left and right corner defender. His signature move is Ankle hold. It is the way of grabbing the raider’s ankle with tremendous grip and strength often while the raider is darting towards the midline to force him back and create an opportunity for a tackle. He can also play cover positions if necessary. He is one of those very few players who are versatile enough to play multiple positions well which is very difficult in a contact sport like Kabaddi. 

Season 7 Performance

Dharmaraj Cheralathan was chosen as the captain of the Haryana Steelers team in Pro Kabaddi League season 7. His exceptional qualities in leadership along with a team performance took Haryana Steelers into the playoffs where they lost to U Mumba. His focus on staying on the mat longer helped Haryana maintain stability. He scored 43 tackle points averaging 2 points per match. Although his contribution as a defender wasn’t significant, as a captain he was the inspirational figure, as well as the leading players, looked up to in the team. Young players like Vikash Kandola and Naveen could benefit from having the experience of Anna in the team.

Awards and Accolades

Dharmaraj Cheralathan has bestowed nine gold medals for various events until 2019. These events include Kabaddi National Championship, VIVO Pro Kabaddi League, Southeast Asian Games of 2017 and the Asian Beach Games of 2017.


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