What makes Deepak Hooda the fiery all-rounder of PKL?
Known as ‘Mr. Consistent’ Deepak Hooda is one of the best players that Pro Kabaddi has ever produced. With the passing of each season, Deepak’s quality of playing has seen drastic change. He gives his best performance whenever the team is in need. Deepak is the third most expensive player in the history of Pro Kabaddi amassing a mammoth 1.15 Crore in the PKL auctions 2018.
Deepak who belongs from Haryana is a raiding all-rounder. This left raider mostly goes for raiding but he can also contribute in the defense unit. Deepak scored 87 raid points and 2 raid points from 14 matches in the inaugural season of Pro Kabaddi League.
In the 2nd season of PKL, he clinched 60 raid points and 36 tackle points from 15 matches. In both seasons he was playing as a supportive raider to Rahul Chaudhari and was also playing as a defender.
After playing first two seasons from Telugu Titans, Deepak switched to Puneri Paltan in season 3. Playing from Puneri Paltan he claimed 69 raid points and 7 defense points in 12 matches.
In the 4th edition of PKL, Deepak had 126 raid points and 4 tackle points to his name from 16 matches. He was also the third-best raider of the league.
Last PKL season was different for him. Deepak was captain of the team Puneri Paltan. But even after the captaincy responsibility, there was no decline in his performance as he clinched 172 raid points and 14 defense points from 24 matches.
Deepak mostly uses running hand touch skill in raiding and ankle hold skill in defense. Deepak brought glory to India by winning the Gold medal at the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championship and 2018 Kabaddi Masters.
Deepak will be seen playing for Jaipur Pink Panthers in upcoming season 6 of Pro Kabaddi League. Jaipur Pink Panthers will be up against U Mumba on 10th October 2018.
Deepak Hooda’s Pro Kabaddi League Performance:
Matches Played – 81
Raid Points – 514 Points
Super 10’s – 14
Super Raids – 14
Tackle Points – 63 Points
High 5’s – 3
Super Tackles – 5