Naveen Kumar is the youngest player in VIVO Pro Kabaddi League, a growing youngster with an already grown game. His immense candor, capability, and tough grind make him exceptional from others. His path towards success has been started. Let us have an impression of his interesting life fable.
Date of Birth
February 14, 2000
Caste and religion
5 feet 10 inches
76 kgs (Approx)
Running Hand Touch
Naveen Kumar Early Life
Naveen Kumar was born in Sultanpur in Haryana, in a family that had a somewhat sports background. His grandfather is a state-level wrestler.
Naveen Kumar was later grown up and raised in Bhiwani with his grandfather.
Bhiwani has fabricated many professional kabaddi players like Parvesh Bhainswal.
When Naveen Kumar was seven years old, he was introduced to the kabaddi game as kabaddi was the only budding sports field in Bhiwadi.
Naveen Kumar grew very passionate about this game and started doing hard work in the game.
When Naveen Kumar was in his school, he represented his school in the junior national championship. He further went on representing his team in the senior national championship.
He featured himself in the U-17 championship, then we went on to feature himself on the national level held in Bhiwani, there he was selected as the best raider, and he scored most raid points.
He completed his Higher Secondary Education from Kuk University, Haryana.
Naveen Kumar was studying and as well as devoting his time playing kabaddi.
When Naveen Kumar was studying, he was asked by his father to choose between studying or opting for sports, he chooses sports over studies, but he didn’t quit studying and passed his twelve class with first division.
When he arrived home after being chosen as the best raider in the national championship, he was warmly welcomed by his villagers and his family. His family was most elated with his performance at the national level.
Naveen Kumar Professional Career
When he was in his first year of graduation he appeared for the trials for Dabang Delhi KC team, as expected he was chosen by the selectors for the team as NYP (New Young Player) in the year 2017.
He was given 6.6 lakhs for season 7 by the Dabang Delhi to play, his performance againstJaipur Pink Panthers was very noteworthy he made super 10 and scored 12 raid points in just 18 raids.
Season-6 of PKL was his debut season in professional kabaddi for Dabang Delhi, he appeared in 22 matches, and he went on scoring 177 points in which 172 were his raid points, and the rest 5 points were his tackle points; he did 3 super raids. Notably, he scored 26 raid points in do-or-die raids.
He was interviewed by a website, he said,” It has been a good first season, and I played with senior players and coaches, they guided me to improvise my footwork and playing strategy. I learned that it is a team game and have to work for the betterment of the team. I worked on giving my best in my first season, and it worked.”
Naveen Kumar is always given treatment by the coach Krishnan Kumar and Dabahngf Delhi caption Joginder Singh Narwal.
Every raider has a move for which he secures most of his points; Naveen Kumar’s signature move is “running hand touch.”
This move is enacted with surprise, and coupled with a sudden increase in pace, a raider rushes towards a defender and extends his entire body for a quick touch with his hand before escaping to safety.
Haryana has always been a hub of budding young sportsmen, and Naveen Kumar is also a pearl from that ocean. We believe he prospers in his game and reaches infinite heights. After the Pro Kabaddi League, we also hope that he also represents our Indian team on the international stage.