Born on 16 October 1992 in Hissar, Haryana to a family whose primary occupation was agriculture, Monu showed his potential at a young age. He was brought up in Kungar village in the Bhiwani district of Haryana by his “chachaji” Vijender Singh.
Monu Goyat started playing kabaddi as fun, at the age of ten along with his friends in his village grounds. Being a national level player himself, his Uncle Vijender Singh recognized young Monu’s talent and made sure he got the proper training to become an exceptional kabaddi player. Monu Goyat never saw his Uncle play a professional game. He had heard of his exploits in the past and how he could not compete in the Asian Games due to recurring injuries and personal
Monu Goyat Pro Kabaddi league Career
Monu Goyat is an Indian professional kabaddi player. He made his Pro Kabaadi League debut in Pro Kabaddi Season 4, playing for Bengal Warriors. In Pro Kabaddi Season 5, he played for Patna Pirates which was his best season by far. He scored 191 points and rose to become the fourth most successful raider of the season.
In Pro Kabaddi Season 5, Monu Goyat scored 45 of his points in Do-Or-Die raids, making him the second most successful raider in Do-Or-Die situations. Running Hand Touch being is his signature move.
In Season 6, Haryana Steelers from their total budget of around Rs 4Cr bought him on to their team for a whopping sum of Rs1.51Cr. From earning Rs 11000 from local tournaments in his village, he became the most expensive player in the tournament’s history. He was also the most expensive non-cricketing sportsperson of the year.
In season 6, unfortunately, he was unable to prove his capability as the lead raider for the Steelers, due to injuries and lack of support and squad depth. For season 7, Haryana Steelers decided to retain Vikas Khandola and Kuldeep Singh and let go Monu Goyat at the end of the season.
UP Yoddha bought him for a massive amount of 93 lakhs for the upcoming Pro Kabaddi Season 7.
|Full Name||Monu Goyat|
|Date of Birth||October 16, 1992|
|Age||28 years old (as in 2020)|
|Uncle’s Name||Vijender Singh (former kabaddi player)|
|Signature Move||Running Hand Touch|
|Current Club||Bengal Warriors, Patna Pirates, Haryana Steelers|
|Former Club||UP Yoddha|
Teams Played for
|Season 4||Bengal Warriors|
|Season 5||Patna Pirates|
|Season 6||Haryana Steelers|
|Season 7||UP Yoddha|
|Total Matches Played||73|
|Total Earned Points||499|
|Most Points in a match||17|
|Not out percentage||75.83|
|Successful raids %||48.22|
|Total raid points||475|
|Average raid per match||6.5|
|Number of super tackles||4|
|Total tackle points||24|
|Average tackles per match %||0.27|
|Tackle strike rate %||26.96|
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