Ran Singh was born on April 2, 1987, and raised in Dirba Sangrur in Punjab, Ran Singh was exposed to the game of kabaddi from quite a young age. He started playing under-14 kabaddi for his school team.
He also played a lot of kabaddi circle in Punjab. Kabaddi circle is a tougher version of kabaddi and very popular in Punjab. As it is played in the mud, it requires more skill.
He had a humble life growing up in Punjab. He is married and blessed with a son.
Every athlete has to face his share of ups and downs. For most athletes, the biggest fear is an injury. Ran Singh has had his share of his own challenges. He discussed it in an interview with the PKL.
“Making a career in kabaddi is not as tough now as it used to be, but players need to be wary of small injuries as they can impact one’s performance on the mat. Another problem for me was my weight because of which I needed to give extra focus to my fitness in order to lose weight.”
Ran Singh Pro Kabaddi League Career
Ran Singh is a kabaddi player who plays as an all-rounder. He has been a part of the Pro Kabaddi League since its inception. He was a part of the title-winning Jaipur Pink Panthers side in the first season and continued for three more seasons with the team from Rajasthan.
In the fifth season, he was signed on by the Bengal Warriors team. He was signed for a sum of INR 43 lakh. The very first season with the team was very successful for him as he scored 64 points in 23 matches.
One of the most talked-about all-rounders in the nation, Ran Singh has been a consistent performer throughout all seasons in Pro Kabaddi League. The all-rounder had a phenomenal season three, becoming the most successful defender for Jaipur Pink Panthers with 21 tackle points. Owing to his consistent performances, he is currently ranked amongst the top ten defenders in the league in terms of tackle points.
Throughout the last few years, Ran has established himself as one of the best players in the Pro Kabaddi League. In the seventh season, he was picked up by the Tamil Thalaivas team. The team paid a staggering INR 55 lakh for the talented youngster.
|Full Name||Ran Singh|
|Date of Birth||April 2, 1987|
|Age||33 years old (as in 2020)|
|Current Club||Tamil Thalaivas|
|Former Club||Jaipur Pink Panthers, Bengal Warriors|
Teams Played for
|Season 1||Jaipur Pink Panthers|
|Season 2||Jaipur Pink Panthers|
|Season 3||Jaipur Pink Panthers|
|Season 4||Jaipur Pink Panthers|
|Season 5||Bengal Warriors|
|Season 6||Bengal Warriors|
|Season 7||Tamil Thalaivas|
|Total Matches Played||120|
|Total Earned Points||335|
|Most Points in a match||9|
|Not out percentage||80.68|
|Successful raids %||43.34|
|Total raid points||101|
|Average raid per match||0.84|
|Number of super tackles||14|
|Total tackle points||234|
|Average tackles per match %||1.83|
|Tackle strike rate %||48.54|
Season Team Matches Total Raids Successful Raids Unsuccessful Raids Raid Touch Points Raid Bonus points Total Raid Points PKL 7 Tamil Thalavias 21 17 7 4 4 7 11 PKL 6 Bengal Warriors 22 72 23 12 24 8 32 PKL5 Bengal Warriors 23 27 10 5 5 8 13 PKL4 Jaipur Pink Panther 16 16 4 3 3 2 5 PKL3 Jaipur Pink Panthers 14 57 15 14 14 6 20 PKL2 Jaipur Pink Panthers 13 35 10 5 8 5 13 PKL1 Jaipur Pink Panthers 10 16 5 5 6 5 11
Season Team Matches Total Tackles Successful Tackles Total Tackle Points Tackle Strike Rate PKL 6 Tamil Thalavias 21 74 32 35 48.54 PKL 6 Bengal Warriors 22 89 38 41 46.07 PKL5 Bengal Warriors 23 91 48 50 55 PKL4 Jaipur Pink Panthers 16 62 27 28 45.16 PKL3 Jaipur Pink Panthers 14 52 21 21 40.38 PKL2 Jaipur Pink Panthers 13 53 27 31 58.49 PKL1 Jaipur Pink Panthers 10 41 23 25 60.98
Ran Singh Records and Achievements
Ran Singh was the most successful defender for Jaipur Pink Panthers in Season 3 with 21 Tackle Points.
Singh first breached the 50 Tackle Points barrier in Season 5 where he scored 52 Tackle Points from 23 matches.
His consistency has ensured him a spot as the top ten defenders in the league in terms of Tackle Points.
Ran Singh Unknown Facts
In season 3 of the PKL, he scored 21 tackle points and became the most successful defender for Jaipur Pink Panthers.
Ran Singh did his schooling in Hemkunt Convent School in Dirba, Punjab.
He completed his graduation from Punjab Technical University.
Fellow Punjab kabaddi player, Maninder Singh is Ran’s best friend. Both started their careers together and were part of the Jaipur Pink Panthers team in the debut season of the Pro Kabaddi League. In fact, two of them have similar tattoos on their arms as well. Ran Singh got it first in Canada, and Maninder loved it so much that he got a similar one in Punjab.
Ran Singh Social Media:
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