The Pro Kabaddi League ( PKL) until now has seen intense matches and new stars emerging each season. While many have had through ups and downs, a few new players have been able to light up the PKL with their stellar performances. One such player can be Pawan Kumar Sehrawat.
In the present, Pawan Sehrawat is among the most popular players within the PKL. The ability of his to awe defenders with his lengthy reach, and his signature hand movements that he runs with make him an ideal opponent to take on.
Just 23 years old, Pawan is among the best athletes of Indian Kabaddi; helped Bengaluru Bulls to their first title ever and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player of the year in 2018.
Pawan Sehrawat Biography
Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, born on 9th July 1996 within the capital city of Delhi and began playing Kabaddi when he was 12 years old. “I was very healthy when I was a child and it was normal for me to perform well against the smaller youngsters on the kabaddi mat.”
“But it wasn’t until I was in ninth grade that I began to think about playing the sport seriously. My family hasn’t was a player and we never thought about it as a profession,” Pawan remembers. Pawan first participated in the school Nationals followed by his first All India University Games.
In the year 2015, Pawan was in his second year of graduating. But, Randhir Singh spotted the young raider, who was then 18, during his Northern Railways trials and offered him a position with the railways. The following year, the Bengaluru located PKL franchise hired him.
Pawan Sehrawat Family
The mother of Pawan advised him to concentrate on his education. His mother would often quote the famous Hindi phrase: ‘Padhoge likehoge banoge nawab’ which means that If you study, you’ll be revered. “She encouraged me to do my best in school. But I wasn’t enjoying the process so much. In addition, I’m not a fan of doing too much. At school I would play Kabaddi,” he says.
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Pawan was required to assume the responsibility of 18. The plastic recycling plant of his father was shut down and the family was forced to live off the profits of the small supermarket. Pawan then dropped out of school after he was offered an employment as an TTE working for the Indian Railways due to Kabaddi. When his financial problems were past, Pawan did go and complete his undergrad at Delhi University.
Pawan Sehrawat Career
Pawan plays for his country in the Indian Railways in senior nationals and over the last few years has been awe-inspiring to many. He played as an defender just in the past. It was only when he joined the Railways team that he was given the role of raider. Pawan has been quite impressive in his work in the role.
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His performance during the 65th Senior National Kabaddi Championships as and in the Federation Cup made him a profitable property to auction. In a game against Karnataka He achieved a record 18 points during the Senior Nationals. He continued to impress throughout the Federation Cup as well.
Pawan Sehrawat Pro Kabaddi
Pawan began his career with his team the Bengaluru Bulls in the Pro Kabaddi League at 20 years old. In his first year playing for the Bulls, Pawan started 13 of 14 games. He scored 53 points. He was the Bulls top raider by points. In the subsequent year, Pawan featured only ten times, scoring only 11 points.
One reason that he was not given enough opportunities was the introduction to the roster of season 3 MVP Rohit Kumarand Deepak Kumar Dahiya. Sehrawat fell down the pecking order, and consequently was given fewer chances.
A brief time in Gujarat Fortune Giants
But, a young Sehrawat’s talent didn’t remain unnoticed. He was bought for the sum of Rs 13.8 lakhs from PKL rookie Gujarat Fortune Giants. The problem was that Sehrawat suffered a disappointing season as a result of being unable to play enough and being unable to make the most of his chances.
“They bought me for 14 lakhs. I was sure they’d paid so much, and I was unable to do anything. Perhaps, next year, nobody will even pay the amount of Rs8 Lakh to me. Many of the veteran players that were never sold. I was thinking that maybe I should just quit the League to take a break before they throw me out. I am an TT on the New Delhi station, which is close to my home So I was thinking that I could focus on my work.”
But, the universe always gives opportunities to give you another chance. This time, Bengaluru Bulls, his former team, offered him another chance.
A return and a breakthrough season for Bengaluru Bulls
Randhir Singh, the coach who saw him at Railways and brought him back into The Southern City for Rs52.8 lakhs. “He (Randhir) reached me after the end of season 5 and advised me to not be depressed,” Sehrawat recalls.
“He promised to take me back in Bengaluru Bulls, and helped me regain confidence. Bengaluru purchased me for the sum of Rs 52.8 lakhs. The price was not a factor. I was trying to be successful.” Indifferent to the cost, Sehrawat showed why he was paid a huge sum.
In his second appearance with the club, Sherawat scored 20 points against the Tamil Thalaivas. He then blasted through defenses using his speed and strength. Pawan Kumar was the leader of Bengaluru Bulls to the final and recorded a record-breaking 22 points, while also denying his former team the trophy.
He ended the season with the most points- 282; the highest points from raids- 271 the most successful raids 209 and the most super raids of 12. Pawan was awarded the coveted Most Valuable Player, and sure did he get the honor! After the season the humble Delhite admits that he “wanted to be the best for the team but I didn’t think I could do it as effectively, or lead my team to win the title or be named MVP.”
Pawan’s impressive performances continued the following season, as he hopes to get in to his place in the Indian team. In the wake of the skipper Rohit Kumar’s slump in form, Pawan Kumar took up the responsibility in the midst of a shaky team as the Bulls made their way to playoffs. He proved he’s not one-season wonder, Sehrawat scored 360 points over 24 games. And it was done in record time.
In the game with Haryana Steelers, Pawan broke Pradeep Narwal’s record of 34 raid points in one PKL game by scoring 39 points. When he faced the eventual winners, Bengal Warriors, the Bengal Warriors scored 29 points. This is which was the third highest score ever recorded in the history of the League. Kumar was again named his team’s MVP.
The score was 20-23, and less than two hours into the second quarter of the game that was played between Bengaluru and Patna Raider Pawan Kumar Sehrawat stepped into the opponent’s half to reduce the deficit of his team. Patna Pirates’ corner defender Ravinder Kumar was aware when he ran towards Sehrawat and attempted to take him down.
Sehrawat was rushing across the mat in an attempt at an ‘Running Hand Touch” as well as Ravinder Kumar utilised his blindside to put himself in the perfect position in the middle of the line and between him and his raider. The odds were not in favor of Sehrawat in this scenario. He was unable to get around the opponent because his path was blocked. The possibilities for a successful escape dull.
Maybe he’d have to get over the defensive however that could not be likely to be achieved. Pawan took off over Kumar and was able to fall onto his feet before posing to the camera. The home crowd went berserk.
Pawan Sehrawat Awards & Achievements
- Gold at South Asian Games 2019
- PKL Champions 2018
- The MVP of PKL season in 2018
- Sehrawat is the record holder for highest number of points scored in a single match with 39.
- Sehrawat was the only player to have 300-raid points in the year 2019
- Sehrawat’s 22 points from the finals in 2018 are the highest of any player to reach the final.
- He was the top Raider and the Best Allrounder for two consecutive seasons, in both 2018 and 2019.
- Pawan Kumar Sehrawat was born . He raised in New Delhi
- Pawan Kumar began his career playing for his club the Railways with the Railways Domestic. He been a part of PKL Franchises Bengaluru Bulls and Gujarat Fortune Giants.
- Pawan Kumar was also a part of India in the 2019 South Asian Games. He was a key player during the finals where India beat Sri Lanka to win the gold.
- Sehrawat who is a fan of cricket says AB de Villiers is his source of motivation. He stated: “I have followed cricket for quite a while. I am a massive lover of AB de Villiers. The man has been a source for inspiration, so I chose my number. 17 just as De Villiers”. He further said, “I want my raiding style to be akin to De Villiers’ batting style. Like the way he plays all kinds of shot, whether it’s long-on and long-off, hook or cut, I’d like to score points through every kind of raiding techniquebonuses, jumps and stretch, etc. .”
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- Like many raiders, Pawan has his own trademark move. It’s called the “running hand”. The move is an unexpected twist and is coupled with an abrupt speed increase. He rushes at the defender and then extends his body to get quick contact with his hands before rushing back to the safety of.