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.
|Full Name||Girish Maruti Ernak|
|Date of Birth||12 Dec 1990|
|Age||30 years old (as in 2020)|
|Father’s name||Maruti Ernak|
|Current Club||Puneri Paltan|
|Former Club||Patna Pirates, Bengal Warriors|
Teams Played For:
|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|
|Successful raids %||14.7|
|Total raid points||10|
|Average raid per match||0.09|
|Number of super tackles||14|
|Total tackle points||262|
|Average tackles per match %||2.33|
|Tackle strike rate %||45.96|
Season Wise Stats:
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