5 Things You Need To Know About Birthday Boy Ruturaj Koravi

Gujarat Fortunegiant’s Ruturaj Shivaji who is celebrating his 24th birthday today. Ruturaj Koravi is a defender who plays the Right Corner for the Fortunegiants in the Pro Kabaddi League. Ruturaj made his debut in the Season 6.

There are many things you should know about him –

1) Ruturaj Koravi was born on 4th January 1994. He hails from Shiroli Pulachi, Hatkanangale Tehsil, Kolhapur District, Maharashtra.

2) Having passionate about Westling and Handball Ruturaj’s mother was a National Kabaddi player in her times and his father was also a sportsperson. This sporting family background inspired him to play Kabaddi in his school days.

3) Initially, Ruturaj was playing Kabaddi from the small sports clubs. After completing school he started playing Kabaddi from Chhava Krida Va Sanskratik Mandal, Shiroli. His efforts make a place for him in Mahindra’s team.

4) Then he made his entry in Maharashtra team. His tackles on Rahul Chaudhari, Pardeep Narwal were outstanding at the 65th Senior National Kabaddi Championships. As well as his combination with left corner Girish Ernak was phenomenal. All this together made Maharashtra a champion and ended a drought of 11 years.

5)  Ruturaj Koravi was bought by Gujarat Fortunegiants for Rs.30 Lakhs. In ongoing PKL season 6, waist hold specialist Ruturaj has clinched 47 tackle points from 22 matches with an average of 2.14. He has scored 1 High 5 and 3 Super Tackles. He is an integral part of Gujarat’s deadly defensive combination.