Nitin Tomar was born on 30 April 1995 in Malakpur, Uttar Pradesh. Before starting a career in kabaddi. Nitin Tomar did his schooling from Maharshi Dayanand Public School where he got first chance to try kabaddi as a sport rather than wrestling. where he performed so well in his school’s annual events, where he got chance to play his junior nationals in Chhattisgarh and won gold, making it one of the major accolades of his life.
Nitin wants to join in Indian army. Nitin also selected as Petty Officer at the INS Angre unit of the Indian Navy but his destiny moved him to kabaddi.
However, his village didn’t have any infrastructure for wrestling. Though his village has produced quite a number of wrestlers, Tomar didn’t find the right opportunities to develop his talent. However, he did find his calling in kabaddi. His upper body strength helped him gain an upper hand and he took to kabaddi just like a fish takes to water.
Tomar worked as a petty officer in the Indian Navy. He was a part of the INS Angre unit. This is where he met coach Naveen Kumar, who played a major role in his development as a kabaddi player. Kumar helped him sharpen his skills.
Nitin Tomar Family
Nitin Tomar is very close to his family and to his mother and sister. His camaraderie with his brothers is also very heart-warming. His family supported him wholeheartedly and even Nitin supported his family in bad phases.
Nitin Tomar comes from a wrestling family. Two of his uncles, Ashok Tomar and Prahlad Tomar are wrestlers and were internationally recognized wrestlers and had bought many accolades throughout their career.
Another of his uncle, Rajiv Tomar was an Olympian wrestler and had been conferred with one of the highest honour in India for sports- The Arjuna Award.
Nitin Tomar International Career:
Nitin Tomar came into the spotlight during the junior championships. He won the gold medal for Uttar Pradesh when he was just 16 years old. The Kabaddi star made his Indian team debut in 2016 at the Kabaddi World Cup. He played an instrumental role in the final victory of the team against Iran. He made six raid points and impressed one and all.
Nitin Tomar represented India in the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup which took place in Ahmedabad. India had won the previous world cup and were favourites on this one too. However, the final match against Iran was no cakewalk. Until half time, India were behind and was looking at the face of defeat. Then came two lightning-quick raids by Nitin Tomar and India were suddenly ahead.
He scored 6 raid points in that match and won India the world cup supporting the stellar performance of Ajay Thakur. The unpredictability of this raider in the mat is one of his greatest skills among many others in his arsenal. He was also part of the title-winning team for Asian Kabaddi Championship in 2017.
Nitin Tomar Pro kabaddi Carrer:
Nitin Tomar is a professional Kabaddi player who plays in the Pro Kabaddi League. Nitin Tomar made his debut in Pro Kabaddi Season 3 with Bengal Warriors and has gone on to become one of the league’s lead raiders. His breakthrough season came in Pro Kabaddi Season 5 when he scored 177 points, the most for his team, UP Yoddha.
Tomar became a valuable player in the league. Franchises started relentlessly chasing him! In 2017, the Uttar Pradesh franchise bought him for a whopping ₹93 lakh. It made him the costliest player in the league.
In Pro Kabaddi Season 6, he switched allegiance to Puneri Paltan and will be once again seen in the Paltan jersey in Pro Kabaddi Season 7.
|Full Name||Nitin Tomar|
|Date of Birth||30 April 1995|
|Age||24 years old (as in 2020)|
|Father’s name||Jithendra Tomar|
|Signature Move||Running Hand Touch|
|Current Club||Puneri Paltan|
|Former Club||Bengal Warriors and UP Yoddha|
Teams Played For:
|Season 3||Bengal Warriors|
|Season 4||Puneri Paltan|
|Season 5||UP Yoddha|
|Season 6||Puneri Paltan|
|Season 7||Puneri Paltan|
|Total Matches Played||68|
|Total Earned Points||467|
|Most Points in a match||20|
|Not out percentage||82.92%|
|Successful raids %||47.42|
|Total raid points||442|
|Average raid per match||6.5|
|Number of super tackles||3|
|Total tackle points||25|
|Average tackles per match %||0.32|
|Tackle strike rate %||26.88 %|
Season Wise Stats:
|Season||Team||Matches Played||Total Raids||Successful Raids||Unsuccessful Raids||Raid Touch Points||Raid Bonus Points||Total Raid Points|
|PKL 7||Puneri Paltan||15||142||59||34||44||21||65|
|PKL 6||Puneri Paltan||11||191||84||32||71||29||100|
|PKL 5||UP Yoddha||20||327||135||45||125||42||167|
|PKL 4||Puneri Paltan||12||112||30||29||26||7||33|
|PKL 3||Bengal Warriors||10||160||68||25||62||15||77|
|Season||Team||Matches Played||Total Tackles||Successful Tackles||Total Tackle Points|
|PKL 7||Puneri Paltan||15||35||7||8|
|PKL 6||Puneri Paltan||11||9||2||2|
|PKL 5||UP Yoddha||20||30||9||10|
|PKL 4||Puneri Paltan||12||8||1||1|
|PKL 3||Bengal Warriors||10||11||3||4|
Nitin Tomar Net Worth
Though his base price was INR 20 lakh, Tomar was auctioned for more than 90 lakh in the PKL 2017 edition. He entered the prestigious crorepati club in 2018 as he was retained by the UP team for INR 1.15 crore. Tomar is one of the costliest players in the league. He owns several cars and bikes, agricultural land in his hometown, and a bungalow as well.
Nitin Tomar Social Media
Nitin Tomar Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nitin_tomar0077/
Nitin Tomar Twitter: https://twitter.com/nitinkabaddi
Nitin Tomar Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NitinTomarkabaddi/