Prashant Kumar Rai Kabaddi Player

Prashant Kumar Rai Kabaddi Player

Prashanth Kumar Rai Biography


Personal Profile

Full Name Prashanth Kumar Rai
Nickname Pachhu
Date of Birth 4 Apr 1984
Age 36 years old (as in 2020)
Nationality Indian
Coach Rakesh Kumar
Weight 82.6 Kg
Height 6 ft.
Position Raider
Signature Move  Running Hand Touch
Current Club Haryana Steelers 
Former Club Telugu Titans, Dabang Delhi K.C, U.P Yoddha 


Teams Played for
Seasons Teams
Season 1 Telugu Titans
Season 2 Telugu Titans
Season 3 Telugu Titans
Season 4 Dabang Delhi K.C
Season 5 Haryana Steelers
Season 6 U.P Yoddha 
Season 7 Haryana Steelers

Early Life and Family

Prashanth Kumar Rai is an Indian professional Kabaddi player born on 4th April 1984 in Mangalore, Karnataka. He was born and bought up in a poor family and being the eldest of all brothers, he was eager to complete his studies and take up a job to help the financial issues of his family, a barrier came Prashant’s way when he was in the 10th grade. His physical body wanted him to try weight-lifting and so he did, till he saw his college seniors practice the intriguing game of Kabaddi.

However, that was a difficult phase in the life of Prashanth Kumar Rai. Within a small duration, Prashant lost both his mother and father. Just when he started finding his passion in Kabaddi, he was burdened with the financial responsibilities which lay on him for being the eldest of his siblings. Prashant handled everything with a smile on his face, working for Vijaya Bank and playing for their Kabaddi team as their captain. Prashant is happily married and has 2 beautiful children.

Prashanth Kumar Rai Pro Kabaddi Career

Prashanth Kumar Rai is a professional Kabaddi player who plays in Pro Kabaddi League. The raider has been playing in the Pro Kabaddi League since the inaugural season. He played his first three seasons for Telugu Titans, where he played as a backup for Rahul Chaudhary and Sukesh Hegde and was relatively successful. He had scored 54 points in 15 games for Telugu Titans in season 2.

In PKL season 4, he was a part of Dabang Delhi, where he couldn’t emulate much success as the team combination was weak. In the 5th season, he was part of the Haryana Steelers and played a crucial role in getting them to the playoffs. however, with Haryana Steelers where he scored 80 points in 16 games, which was the second-best in the team. Kumar had three super 10s and managed three super raids in the same season as well. 

For the 7th Season, he was bought by Haryana Steelers. He is really aggressive on the field and has improved his performance every season. UP Yoddha spent Rs. 79 Lakhs on Prasanth for season 6, which was the highest price any team has ever quoted for him during his PKL career and the highest for a category B player in Season 6 auctions. Many teams were impressed by his performances at the Federation Cup and during the national camp which helped increase his price. His best performance was in PKL Season 6 when he was with UP Yoddha, where he managed to score 147 points in 21 matches, it was in this season that he crossed the 100 raid points in a season milestone. He will be donning the jersey of Haryana Steelers in Season 7 of Pro Kabaddi League

Total Matches Played 97
Total Earned Points 412
Most Points in a match 17
Not out percentage 80.48
Total raids 738
Successful raids % 54.6
Super 10’s 12
Total raid points 403
Average raid per match 4.15
Total tackles  49
Number of super tackles 3
Total tackle points 9
Average tackles per match % 0.06
Tackle strike rate % 18.36


Season Wise Stats:


SeasonTeamMatches PlayedTotal RaidsSuccessful RaidsUnsuccessful RaidsRaid Touch PointsRaid Bonus PointsTotal Raid Points 
PKL 7Haryana Steelers161357129672491
PKL 6U.P Yoddha21263114478858146
PKL 5Haryana Steelers161476125631578
PKL 4Dabang Delhi K.C93912916319
PKL 3Telegu Titans13358119312
PKL 2Telegu Titans15106421946854
PKL 1Telegu Titans41353415


SeasonTeamMatches PlayedTotal TacklesSuccessful TacklesTotal Tackle Points
PKL 7Haryana Steelers16800
PKL 6U.P Yoddha21612
PKL 5Haryana Steelers16111
PKL 4Dabang Delhi K.C9000
PKL 3Telegu Titans13400
PKL 2Telegu Titans151034
PKL 1Telegu Titans4700
Prashanth Kumar Rai Records and Achievements
Prashanth Kumar Rai’s tally of 80 points in 16 games in Season 5 was second-best among all Haryana Steelers players.
His three Super 10s were most by a Haryana Steelers player in Season 5 of VIVO Pro Kabaddi.
Rai, along with Wazir Singh, managed three Super Raids in Season 5, leading the Haryana Steelers in that category.
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