Rahul Chaudhari: Kabaddi’s Ultimate Poster Boy
Telugu Titans’ Rahul Chaudhary is one of the most successful raiders in the history of Pro Kabaddi League. He has been continuing his form and is consistently giving best performances since the first edition of the league.
No other player has managed to do what he has done in Pro Kabaddi. His stats speak for himself. He is known as ‘Poster Boy of Indian Kabaddi’. He is one of the biggest stars of Pro Kabaddi.
Hailing from Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh Rahul Chaudhari started playing Kabaddi at the age of 13. It was his brother who inspired him to play the game. Earlier he started his career as a defender. But later on, he turned to be a raider. He got selected for training camp at Sports Authority India, Gandhinagar. He learned Kabaddi tactics and attacking skills there. His talent was identified by his coach Uday Kumar and later he was selected for his Telugu Titans team of PKL.
Rahul, the Escape King, grabbed 151 raid points from 14 matches in the first season of Pro Kabaddi League. He was the second best raider of season one. In next season also, he was the second most successful raider where he clinched 98 raid points from 14 matches. Telugu Titans went into the semifinals but lost to the Bengaluru Bulls and had to settle for 3rd place. He scored 87 raid points from 13 matches in season 3.
‘Raid Machine’ Rahul looked in the form of his life in the fourth edition of Pro Kabaddi League when he became the top scoring raider of the season. Rahul managed to get 146 raid points from 16 matches. That season also saw him become the first raider to cross 400 raid points in the league. Rahul had 184 raid points from 22 matches to his name in season 5 of PKL. Rahul has also scored the most number of Super 10’s.
Rahul brought the nation glory by leading the Indian team to the Asian Beach Games Gold in 2014. He lead his state Uttar Pradesh to their first ever National Kabaddi Championship Gold in 2015.
In the upcoming PKL season 6 Rahul Chaudhari will be looking lift the trophy for his team Telugu Titans. Telugu Titans will start their Pro Kabaddi campaign on 5th October 2018 by taking on Tamil Thalaivas.
Rahul Chaudhari’s Pro Kabaddi League Performance:
Matches Played – 79
Raid Points – 666 Points
Super 10’s – 32
Super Raids – 20