Tamil Thalaivas

Tamil Thalaivas is a Kabaddi team based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The team is co-owned by industrialist Nimmagadda Prasad,actors Allu Arjun, Ram Charan and film producer Allu Aravind. Actor Vijay Sethupathi is the brand ambassador of the team. Tamil Thalaivas play their home matches at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Chennai), Tamil Nadu. The Tamil Thalaivas made their PKL debut in season 5, they finished last in Zone B and were the only team among the PKL 5 debutants not to qualify for the playoffs. They chose Ajay Thakur as their priority pick in their debut season and made him captain of the team. He was also made captain of the Indian team after his first season as captain of the Tamil Thalaivas. He justified the priority pick by becoming the 3rd best raider in PKL 5 and was one of the 3 raiders with more than 200 raid points in the season. Last season they lined up with a relatively inexperienced side with only two big names in Ajay Thakur and Amit Hooda. They suffered a few losses due to inexperience in crunch moments. Thalaivas have retained their captain Padmashree Ajay Thakur and Manjeet Chillar for Pro Kabaddi season 7, scheduled to start from 19th July 2019.