Rishank Devadiga Kabaddi Player


Early and Family

Rishank Devadiga was born on 3rd February 1994 and brought up in Santa Cruz, Mumbai. Rishank was just three years old when he lost his father in a flood accident. It was all left to his mother to take care of him and his sister. She started working in a beauty parlour to provide for the family and gave his father’s autorickshaw for hire.


Rishank had started playing kabaddi from a young age of seven. His mother always opposed playing kabaddi fearing he would get injured. Being more athletic and having a good build compared to his friends, he knew he could be great in kabaddi. Unfortunately, his school didn’t have a kabaddi team. 

He finished high school and instantly joined Chetana Hazarimal Somani College of Commerce for his graduate degree and started playing local kabaddi tournaments for the Sagar Krida Mandal kabaddi team. During those periods, he injured himself and ended up hospitalised for a few weeks.

Unfortunately for Rishank, the money situations at home took the better of him, and he was forced to drop out of college to support his family financial conditions. He started working as a waiter at the Leela Hotel. This extra income helped him manage all his and family expenses. Soon, Rishank became a part of the Mumbai district kabaddi team. He also won the best player award while playing for the Dena Bank. He let go of his job to pursue and be more serious on kabaddi. His mom’s support was very crucial at this juncture. She supported him completely.


Rishank also represented the BPCL team in the domestic league. He led the Maharashtra team to victory at the Senior National Kabaddi Championship in 2017. His outstanding performance with the Dena Bank, Maharashtra, and BPCL teams made him a much-sort after player in the Pro Kabaddi League.


Rishank Devadiga Pro Kabaddi League Career

Rishank Devadiga is one of the most successful and fittest kabaddi players in the history of Pro Kabaddi League. He made his debut in the inaugural season of Pro Kabaddi League with U Mumba. Rishank Devadiga also led Maharashtra in the 2017-18 Senior National Kabaddi Championship, helping them win the title after 11 years.

In season one he was bought by U Mumba for INR 5 lakhs. In season 3. He gave hie personal best performance for U Mumba by scoring 115 points in 16 matches. He played a total of 59 games with the team to total to 320 points. Out of those, 284 were raid points and 36 tackle points.


Pro Kabaddi Season 3 was Rishank Devadiga’s most successful campaign where he finished second in the list of top raiders with 115 points from 16 matches.

In Pro Kabaddi Season 5, he was acquired by UP Yoddha. His 28 points in a single match were his most successful performance of that season. Running Hand Touch is his signature move.


For Pro Kabaddi Season 7, He Has Been Retained by UP Yoddha in the list of Elite Retained Players but unfortunately, PKL Season 7 had been injury-bourne for Rishank and he could not repeat the performances of his previous seasons although he contributed in certain crucial situations. He considers his time under Anup Kumar to be one of his best and where he was moulded into a better raider.


Personal Profile:

Full Name Rishank Devadiga
Nickname Rishi
Date of Birth 3 February 1994
Age 25 years old (as in 2020)
Nationality Indian
Coach Jasveer Singh
Weight 83.7 kgs
Height 6 ft.
Position Raider
Signature Move Running Hand Touch
Current Club U.P Yoddha
Former Club U Mumba


Teams Played for

Seasons Teams
Season 1 U Mumba
Season 2 U Mumba
Season 3 U Mumba
Season 4 U Mumba
Season 5 UP Yoddha
Season 6 UP Yoddha
Season 7 UP Yoddha


Total Matches Played 121
Total Earned Points 671
Most Points in a match 28
Not out percentage 75.52
Total raids 1328
Successful raids % 46.98
Super 10’s 11
Total raid points 624
Average raid per match 5.15
Total tackles 146
Number of super tackles 2
Total tackle points 47
Average tackles per match % 0.37
Tackle strike rate % 32.19


Season Wise Stats:


SeasonTeamMatches PlayedTotal RaidsSuccessful RaidsUnsuccessful RaidsRaid Touch PointsRaid Bonus PointsTotal Raid Points
PKL 1U Mumba161224542481664
PKL 2U Mumba13120363936844
PKL 3U Mumba1618486478719106
PKL 4U Mumba141415742521870
PKL 5UP Yoddha213051267414025165
PKL 6UP Yoddha2326282537228100
PKL 7UP Yoddha-------


SeasonTeamMatches PlayedTotal TacklesSuccessful TacklesTotal Tackle Points
PKL 1U Mumba16341313
PKL2 U Mumba13261414
PKL3U Mumba162289
PKL 4U Mumba141700
PKL 5UP Yoddha211645
PKL 6UP Yoddha231944
PKL 7UP Yoddha181222
Rishank Devadiga Records and Achievements
Season 3 of VIVO Pro Kabaddi was Rishank Devadiga’s most successful campaign where he finished second in the list of top raiders with 106 points from 16 matches.
His 28 points in a single game against Jaipur Pink Panthers in his first match as captain of U.P. Yoddha in Season 5 was his most impressive performance in the league.
Devadiga first made an appearance for team India in the 2018 Kabaddi Masters Dubai after successfully leading Maharashtra to a Senior Nationals title.
Rishank Devadiga Social Media
Rishank Devadiga Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rishank007/
Rishank Devadiga Twitter: https://twitter.com/rishankdevadiga

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