Girish Maruti Ernak Kabaddi Player


Early Life 

Born and raised in a humble family from Kalyan, Maharashtra, a career in sports was never on the agenda for Girish. It was his physical education teacher, who first suggested that he try kabaddi. Soon, he started participating in inter-school kabaddi competitions.

The epitome of hard work and dedication, he was clueless at the beginning of his career about the scope, expanse or necessities of Indian Kabaddi thanks to his humble background. This also meant that he was unable to meet the dietary requirements need for a sport like Kabaddi. However, he was not the one to lose hope and back down. He started spending his mornings waking at 4 and being a newspaper boy. He used this money for his expenses and trained hard to establish himself in the mat.

Girish’s parents have been his pillars of support throughout his career. They firmly supported his decision to pursue a career in sports even though it wasn’t an easy decision considering their humble background. On 5 February 2018, Girish Ernak married Chetna Ernak.


Girish Ernak Pro Kabaddi Career

Girish Maruti Ernak is a professional Kabaddi player who plays in the Pro Kabaddi League. Girish Maruti Ernak has been the part of this league since the inaugural season, where he played for Patna Pirates.

Out of the 106 matches he played in Pro Kabaddi League, he has scored 272 points and has a whopping 92.53 not out percentage. He has got 14 super tackles and 16 High 5s. His tackle strike rate stands close to 47%, which is pretty good for a left corner defender. (Stats till Season 7). His sturdy and dominant performance in defense forced Puneri Paltan to retain Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018. He showcased his versatility by playing left cover when his team needed an experienced person manning the covers.

His breakthrough season was with Puneri Paltan in Pro Kabaddi Season 5, where he scored the most tackle points (64) for his team, claiming 5 ‘High 5s’ in that season. Since then, he has been part of the Paltan and will once again don their jersey for Pro Kabaddi Season 7.


Girish Ernak International Career:

Girish Ernak started his domestic career with the Maharashtra team. He was a member of the winning squad at the 65th Senior National 2017-18. The win was all the more memorable as Maharashtra won the title after 11 years. The team also came third in the 2018 Federation Cup.

Girish was also a part of the Indian team, which won the 2018 Kabaddi Masters Dubai. The tournament was truly an enthralling experience for the youngsters. He got an opportunity on to interact with various international players and learn the tricks of the trade then.


Personal Profile:

Full Name Girish Maruti Ernak
Date of Birth 12 Dec 1990
Age 30 years old (as in 2020)
Nationality Indian
Father’s name Maruti Ernak
Coach Anup Kumar
Weight 83.6 kgs
Height 5’8 ft.
Position Defender
Signature Move  Dash
Current Club Puneri Paltan
Former Club Patna Pirates, Bengal Warriors


Teams Played For:
Seasons Teams
Season 1 Patna Pirates
Season 2 Patna Pirates
Season 3 Bengal Warriors
Season 4 Bengal Warriors
Season 5 Puneri Paltan
Season 6 Puneri Paltan
Season 7 Puneri Paltan


Total Matches Played 106
Total Earned Points 272
Most Points in a match 8
Not out percentage 91.17
Total raids 68
Successful raids % 14.7
Super 10’s 0
Total raid points 10
Average raid per match 0.09
Total tackles  570
Number of super tackles 14
Total tackle points 262
Average tackles per match % 2.33
Tackle strike rate % 45.96


Season Wise Stats:


SeasonTeamMatches PlayedTotal RaidsSuccessful RaidsUnsuccessful RaidsRaid Touch PointsRaid Bonus PointsTotal Raid Points
PKL 7Puneri Paltan17101101
PKL 6Puneri Paltan20801011
PKL 5Puneri Paltan211812235
PKL 4Bengal Warriors121300000
PKL 3Bengal Warriors111701011
PKL 2Patna Pirates13500000
PKL 1Patna Pirates12621112


SeasonTeamsTacklesSuccessful TacklesUnsuccessful TacklesTackle Points
PKL 7Puneri Paltan 87315634
PKL 6Puneri Paltan201135256
PKL 5Puneri Paltan211116164
PKL 4Bengal Warriors12582325
PKL 3Bengal Warriors11653333
PKL 2Patna Pirates13662627
PKL 1Patna Pirates12702223
Girish Ernak Records and Achievements
Girish Maruti Ernak led Puneri Paltan’s defence in Season 5 with 64 Tackle Points.
He claimed 5 High 5s in Season 5, the second-highest tally in that campaign.
Ernak was a part of the Maharashtra team which won the 65th Senior Nationals (2017-2018) and came third in the 3rd Federation Cup (2018).
Girish Ernak Unknown Facts

In the initial days of his career weren’t easy for Girish financially. He used to distribute newspapers in the mornings to support his diet and training.

Girish is employed with BPCL in Mumbai.

His hobbies include gymming, swimming, and travelling.


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