Nilesh Salunke Kabaddi Player

Nilesh Salunke Biography 

Personal Profile:

Full Name Nilesh Salunke
Date of Birth May 5, 1993
Age 27 Years old (as in 2020)
Nationality Indian
Coach Srinivas Reddy
Weight 80 kgs
Height 5’1 ft.
Position Raider
Signature Move  Running Hand Touch
Current Club Puneri Paltan and Telegu Titans 
Former Club Jaipur Pink Panthers


Teams Played for

Seasons Teams
Season 3 Puneri Paltan
Season 4 Telugu Titans
Season 5 Telugu Titans
Season 6 Telugu Titans
Season 7 Jaipur Pink Panthers 

Early Life and Family

Nilesh Salunke was born on May 5th, 1993 in Kalyan Mumbai. He is one of the findings of Pro Kabaddi, an amazing raider and a team player. He was born in a very poor family and used to stay in a small house in Kalyan, Maharashtra.

Initially, there was no support for him from his family for Kabaddi as his family was in dire financial crisis and wanted him to study and get a job. He used to do practice after his school at Lal Maidan, Kolshewadi in Shiv Shankar Club, Kalyan which is one of the most renowned clubs of Maharashtra for Kabaddi.

While playing for this club his coach Yashvant Yadav and Ramesh Bhendigiri saw his talent and helped him gain different skills and polish his abilities.

He played for Air India, Mahindra representing them in local tournaments and now has got a permanent Job at Income Tax, Pune. He represented Maharashtra State in Senior National games. He was part of the winning Maharashtra team in Senior Nationals 2018.

Nilesh Salunke Pro Kabaddi Career:

Nilesh Salunke is an Indian professional kabaddi player born in Maharashtra. He started his Pro Kabaddi League campaign in Season 3 with Puneri Paltan. He played only 7 games in that season before moving to Telugu Titans in the next season.

Running Hand Touch being his signature move, Nilesh Salunke has been a very consistent raider. He was the part of Telugu Titans for 3 consecutive seasons. There he was the team’s second-best raider. 

In Pro Kabaddi Season 5, he remained just 2 points away of a century of Raid Points, scoring 98 Raid Points in 21 games.

In Pro Kabaddi Season 7, Nilesh Salunke was bought by Jaipur Pink Panthers who bid 23.5 lakhs for him in which Salunke played 19 matches and scored 68 raid points for his side.

Total Matches Played 81
Total Earned Points 333
Most Points in a match 15
Not out percentage 78.37
Total raids 763
Successful raids % 41.67
Super 10’s 5
Total raid points 318
Average raid per match 3.92
Total tackles  63
Number of super tackles 2
Total tackle points 15
Average tackles per match % 0.16
Tackle strike rate % 23.8


Season Wise Stats:


Season Team Matches Played Total Raids Successful Raids Unsuccessful Raids Raid Touch Points Raid Bonus Points Total Raid Points 
PKL 3 Puneri Paltan 7 20 5  5 8 2 10
PKL 4 Telugu Titans 15 139 47 34 45 16 61
PKL 5 Telugu Titans 21 247 78 40 62 36  98
PKL 6 Telugu Titans 19 201   59 53 47 34 81
PKL 7 Jaipur Pink Panthers 19 156 52 33 34 34 68



Season Team Matches Played Total Tackles Successful Tackles Total Tackle Points
PKL 3 Puneri Paltan 7 3 0 0
PKL4 Telugu Titans 15 10 1 1
PKL5 Telugu Titans 21 18 5 7
PKL 6 Telugu Titans 19 21 4 4
PKL 7 Jaipur Pink Panthers 19 11 3 3


Nilesh Salunke Records and Achievements

In Seasons 4 and 5, Nilesh was the second-best raider at Telugu Titans, trailing in numbers only behind Rahul Chaudhari.

In Season 5, he remained just 2 shies of a century of Raid Points, scoring 98 Raid Points in 21 games.

He also managed three Super 10s in Season 5.


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