Vishal Bhardwaj Kabaddi Player

Vishal Bhardwaj Biography

Vishal Bhardwaj

Personal Profile:

Full Name Vishal Bhardwaj
Date of Birth Jan 1, 1997
Age 22 Years old (as in 2020)
Nationality Indian
Coach Gholamreza Mazandarani
Weight 68 kgs
Height 5’5 ft.
Position Defender
Signature Move  Ankle Hold
Current Club Telugu Titans


Teams Played For:

Seasons Teams
Season 4 Telugu Titans
Season 5 Telugu Titans
Season 6 Telugu Titans
Season 7 Telugu Titans

Early Life

Vishal Bhardwaj was born in a village in Una district of Himachal Pradesh, India. He comes from a middle-class family and was completely born and brought in the same village. Unlike his other friends who were passionate about cricket, Vishal developed an interest in the game of Kabaddi at a very young age. He started playing Kabaddi in 8th standard at the age of 12 or 13. Vishal represented his school team in all the Inter-school Kabaddi tournaments. After his brilliant performances at the school level, he entered into his college with the same intensity towards Kabaddi.

Looking at his exceptional capabilities at college-level Kabaddi, Vishal was sent to Bilaspur for better professional training. He lived in Bilaspur, which is almost 1,600 km away from his hometown in Himachal Pradesh. However, this didn’t affect Vishal’s concentration as he was very confident of making it through the highest level. Vishal performed consistently and was selected for the Junior National team in 2016. He represented India in 3 major Junior Kabaddi tournaments and even won gold in one of the championships.


Vishal Bhardwaj Pro kabaddi career:

Vishal Bhardwaj is an Indian Kabaddi player and was born on January 1, 1997. Vishal was in top form in Season 5 for Telugu Titans as he scored 71 tackle points. He made a debut in Season 4. Vishal Bhardwaj also earned a call-up in 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championships Indian team. He scored 5 High 5s in Season 5 and his average was 3.22 tackles per match.

In Season 6, he was made the captain of Telugu Titans at a tender age of 21! Although Telugu Titans have never won a title, they have always been one of the contenders to lift the PKL trophy. Vishal was consistent in this season as well and added 60 tackle points for his side. However, Telugu Titans lacked an overall team performance and hence had a poor outing. In season 6, they weren’t even able to reach the semi-finals as they stood second last in their zone comprising of 6 teams.  In 2019, Season 7 Auctions, Vishal was retained by Telugu Titans.

Total Matches Played 60
Total Earned Points 201
Most Points in a match 9
Not out percentage 96.77
Total raids 62
Successful raids % 3.22
Super 10’s 0
Total raid points 2
Average raid per match 0.03
Total tackles  359
Number of super tackles 21
Total tackle points 199
Average tackles per match % 2.96
Tackle strike rate % 55.43
Season-wise Stats


Season Team Matches Played Total Raids Successful Raids Unsuccessful Raids Raid Touch Points Raid Bonus Points Total Raid Points
PKL 7 Telugu Titans  19 16   0  0  1
PKL 6 Telugu Titans 17 41 0 0 0 0 0
PKL 5 Telugu Titans 22 5 0 1 0 0 0
PKL 4 Telugu Titans 2 2 1 3 1 0 1


Season Team Matches Played Total Tackles Successful Tackles Total Tackle Points
PKL 7 Telugu Titans 16 112 53 62
PKL 6 Telugu Titans 24 93 53 61
PKL 5 Telugu Titans 11  103 60 64
PKL 4 Telugu Titans 1 15 6 6


Vishal Bhardwaj Unknown Facts

Vishal was the 3rd most successful defender in PKL Season 5 with 71 tackle points to his name.

Vishal’s favourite Kabaddi player is Tamil Thalaivas’ Ajay Thakur, who is his local hero as even he belongs to Himachal Pradesh.

Vishal wishes to become a police officer one day.

Vishal is currently pursuing his B.A. from a government college in his hometown of Una.

Bhardwaj’s average of 3.53 tackle points per game in Season 6 was bettered by only two other defenders.

The Left Corner scored 62 tackle points in Season 7 and became the first defender to score 60 or more tackle points in three consecutive seasons.

Won Gold medal for India in Asian Championship 2017.


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