Sunil Kumar Kabaddi Player

Sunil Kumar Kabaddi Player

Early Life

Sunil kumar was born on 12 May 1997 in Sonipat, Haryana. when he was just 13 years old he start playing Kabaddi. Sunil Kumar is also the cousin of Gujarat fortune giant defender, Parvesh Bhainswal. 

Sunil Kumar and his cousin Parvesh Bhainswal have been very close to each other’s success throughout their life. Sunil and Parvesh have crossed every crucial phase of their lives together. They completed their schooling together got selected into the same university team together.

Their coach was so impressed by their mutual understanding that he Parvesh’s journey that he set them in the spot of covers, which is a very crucial position and requires a lot of understanding. Sunil’s journey is a replica of Parvesh’s journey.

However, both of them got picked in the 4th Season of PKL. Sunil Kumar got picked by Patna Pirates whereas Parvesh got selected for Jaipur Pink Panthers. Both of them didn’t have an exceptional season as they lacked each other’s support.

However, both of them were picked up by Gujarat Fortune Giants in season 5. They added 108 tackle points to their team’s tally and guided them to the final in their maiden season itself.  Both of them have almost spent every minute of their life together have made it to the highest level of the sport together and look forward to doing the same in their bright career ahead.

Sunil Kumar Pro Kabaddi Career

Sunil Kumar is an Indian professional kabaddi player who started his career in season 4 of VIVO Pro Kabaddi League with Patna Pirates. Sunil Kumar only played 1 match for the team. He is considered one of the best Indian Right cover defenders.

Sunil Kumar was acquired by Gujarat Fortune Giants for the 5th Season of Pro Kabaddi League, where he was made the captain of the team. 

Sunil Kumar is not only an excellent tackler but is also a prolific assist provider for his teammates’ tackles and finished among the league’s top two assist-providers.

Sunil Kumar finished as the most successful right cover defender of season 6 with 76 tackle points. His 81 assists were the second-most among all defenders in VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 6. Diving Thigh hold is his signature. Sunil Kumar will yet again feature for Gujarat Fortune Giants in Season 7 of Pro Kabaddi League.


Personal Profile:

Full Name Sunil Kumar Malik
Nick Name Sonu
Date of Birth 12 May 1997
Age 22 years old (as in 2020)
Nationality Indian
Coach Manpreet Singh
Weight 70 kgs
Height 5’10 ft.
Position Defender
Signature Move  Diving Thigh Hold
Current Club Gujarat Fortunegiants
Former Club Patna Pirates


Teams Played for

Seasons Teams
Season 4 Patna Pirates
Season 5 Gujarat Fortunegiants
Season 6 Gujarat Fortunegiants
Season 7 Gujarat Fortunegiants


Total Matches Played 68
Total Earned Points 182
Most Points in a match 8
Not out percentage 97.36
Total raids 76
Successful raids % 3.94
Super 10’s 0
Total raid points 3
Average raid per match 0.04
Total tackles  331
Number of super tackles 12
Total tackle points 179
Average tackles per match % 2.45
Tackle strike rate % 54.07
Season Wise Stats:


Season Team Matches Played Total Raids Successful Raids Unsuccessful Raids Raid Touch Points Raid Bonus Points Total Raid Points 
PKL 4 Patna Pirates 1 2 1 0 1 0 1
PKL 5 Gujarat Fortune Giants 24 31 1 1 1 0 1
PKL 6 Gujarat Fortune Giants 25 30 0 1 0 0 0
PKL 7 Gujarat Fortune Giants 18 13 1 0 1 0 1


Season Team Matches Played Total Tackles Successful Tackles Total Tackle Points
PKL 4 Patna Pirates 1 4 0 0
PKL 5 Gujarat Fortunegiants 24 101 55 57
PKL 6 Gujarat Fortunegiants 25 140   72 76
PKL 7 Gujarat Fortunegiants 18 86 40 46
Sunil Kumar Records and Achievements

Sunil Kumar’s tally of 57 tackle points was the third-highest by a Right Cover defender in Season 5.

Sunil finished Season 6 as the league’s most successful Right Cover defender with 76 tackle points.

His 81 assists were the second-most among all defenders in VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 6.

Sunil Kumar is the youngest captain in PKL History.

Sunil Kumar debut in Pro kabaddi at the age of 18.


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