Mahender Singh Kabaddi Player

 Mahender Singh Biography

Personal Profile:

Full Name Mahender Singh
Nickname Bulldozer
Date of Birth 10 Jan 1996
Age 22 Years old (as in 2020)
Nationality Indian
Coach Randhir Singh
Weight 78 kgs
Height 5’7 ft.
Position Defender
Signature Move  Dash
Current Club Bengaluru Bulls 

 

Teams Played for

Seasons Teams
Season 5 Bengaluru Bulls 
Season 6 Bengaluru Bulls 
Season 7 Bengaluru Bulls 

Early Life

Mahender Singh was born on 10th December 1996 in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. Unlike its neighbouring states, Himachal Pradesh is not the most famous state for Kabaddi. He started playing Kabaddi at the age of 14. Mahender  Singh did his schooling from GHS Ghasnoo Mandi and graduated from University of Delhi GPGC Bilaspur.

View this post on Instagram

#_sWt_fMlY ????

A post shared by Mahender Singh (@mahender_singh04) on

But that was hardly an issue for Mahender as his skills and hard work helped him become pro. He started playing for Services at the age of 19, just five years after stepping on the Kabaddi field.

Mahender Singh Pro Kabaddi Career:

Mahender Singh is a professional Kabaddi player, he plays for Bengaluru Bulls in the Pro Kabaddi League. He made his debut in the 5th season of the league with the bulls only. In his debut season, he was the most successful left cover defender with 57 tackle points in 22 games. 

He is nicknamed “Bulldozer” by his coach Randhir Singh because of his ability to surprise raiders with strong dashes. 

He has come a long way from a small village in Himachal Pradesh to get the title of most dependable player of the season in his debut season. 

Champions win Bengaluru Bulls:

After Mahender’s performances in PKL 5, Bengaluru Bulls could not afford to lose him the next season. And the Bulls repurchased him for ₹40 lakh in the auction. And it turned out to be a bargain price at the end.

If it was Pawan Kumar Sehrawat who won the PKL title for Bengaluru Bulls in the attack, Mahender Singh won it in defence. The left cover was on fire throughout the season and was Bengaluru’s best defender once again. Mahender won 63 tackle points in 24 games, sixth-best in the league. The defender had 6 High 5s throughout the season, second-best in the league.

Mahender Singh was once again retained back by the Bengaluru for season seven. But this time, the defender cost them twice the amount he did a year before – ₹80 lakh. Mahender Singh also became the most expensive defender in the PKL 2019 auction.

Mahender Singh Domestic Career:

Along with his performances at the Pro Kabaddi League, Mahender has also been an integral part of the Services team for the past couple of years. The defender has handled the left cover as Services have made it to the final of 65th and 66th Senior National Kabaddi Championship. (2017-18 and 2018-19).

Unfortunately, the Services have failed to win either of the finals, losing to Maharashtra in the 2017-18 season and Indian Railways the next year. But both Mahender and Services have somewhat made up for two final defeats with victory at the 2018 Federation Cup.

 

Statistics:
Total Matches Played 67
Total Earned Points 182
Most Points in a match 10
Not out percentage 90.47
Total raids 21
Successful raids % 4.76
Super 10’s 0
Total raid points 1
Average raid per match 0.01
Total tackles  181
Number of super tackles 15
Total tackle points 359
Average tackles per match % 2.47
Tackle strike rate % 50.41

 

Season Wise Stats:

Raiding:

Season Team Matches Played Total Raids Successful Raids Unsuccessful Raids Raid Touch Points Raid Bonus Points Total Raid Points 
PKL 5 Bengaluru Bulls 22 2 1 0 0 1 1
PKL 6 Bengaluru Bulls 24 10 0 2 0 0 0
PKL 7 Bengaluru Bulls 21 9 0 0 o 0 0

Tackling:

Season Team Matches Played Total Tackles Successful Tackles Total Tackle Points
PKL 5 Bengaluru Bulls 22 113 52 57
PKL6 Bengaluru Bulls 24 122 62 63
PKL7 Bengaluru Bulls 21 124 51 61
Mahender Singh Unknown Facts

Mahender Singh is known as “The Bulldozer”, a nickname given by coach Randhir Singh.

Mahender Singh was the most successful Left Cover defender in Season 5.

In season 5 he had 10 Tackle Point effort against U.P. Yoddha.

 

Mahender Singh Records and Achievements

In his first season itself, Mahender Singh acquired the title for one of the most successful defenders’ in PKL season 5.

By getting the highest tackle points for the Bulls in the season (57 points in 22 matches), Mahender stands 9th in the list of the most successful defenders for season 5 of the Pro Kabaddi League.

He scored 10 Tackle Points including 2 Super Tackles against U.P. Yoddha in a Season 5 league stage game.

In the same year, Mahender was also a part of the Indian team that won silver at the senior nationals in 2017 and gold at the federation cup in 2018.

 

Mahender Singh Social Media:

Mahender Singh Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mahender_singh04

Mahender Singh Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Mahender-Singh/

Mahender Singh Twitter: Not Available