|Full name||Sandeep Narwal|
|Born||5 April 1993|
|Kabaddi||Pro Kabaddi League|
|Club||U Mumba, Puneri Paltan, Telugu Titans, Patna Pirates|
Sandeep Narwal (born April 5th, 1993) is an Indian kabaddi player who currently represents U Mumba in the VIVO Pro Kabaddi league and the Indian National Kabaddi team. Narwal is an all-rounder and has been a part of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi since its inception. His muscular built and power dependent game earned him the nickname “Beast”.
Narwal was born in Sonepat, Haryana and took keen interest in kabaddi since the age of eight. Narwal comes from a humble background and was educated at Govt. Senior Secondary School, Sonepat, Haryana. Narwal showed signs of talents since early childhood. He started pursuing the sport from the age of 8 and soon became a household name in his town. As a junior Sandeep, bagged numerous medals for school level Kabaddi, which paved his way for state team selection. Sandeep was selected by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and was sent to Gandhinagar.
Pro Kabaddi career
Narwal represented the Patna Pirates in Season 1 and was one of the league’s brightest stars in it’s maiden campaign. He featured in 16 matches for the Pirates, scoring 92 raid points and 27 tackle points. He was the second highest-scoring all-rounder of the season behind Manjeet Chhillar.
The all-rounder captained Patna Pirates in Season 2 and finished the campaign with 83 points. He was the Pirates’ second-most successful raider with 46 raid points and their best defender with 37 tackle points.
Narwal featured 14 times in the Pirates’ title-winning campaign and scored 63 points during the season. He was the league’s second-highest tackle point scorer with 55, six behind Manjeet Chhillar. He scored six High 5s during the season which were the joint-most alongside Mohit Chhillar. For his efforts during the season, Narwal was adjudged the Best Defender of the Season.
He joined the Telugu Titans in Season 4 and scored 66 points in 16 appearances for the team. Of his 66, 42 were tackle points, which included three High 5s and two Super Tackles.
Narwal was picked up by the Puneri Paltan for Season 5. He featured 21 times for the team and scored 52 tackle points and 33 raid points.
The all-rounder had a down year in comparison to his previous campaign and scored just 66 points in 18 matches, which included 41 tackle points and 25 raid points.
Narwal made his debut for India at the Junior Asiad Tournament in 2011. He was also part of India’s victorious South Asian Games 2016 roster.
Records and achievements
- Best Defender (2016)
- 2016 Pro Kabaddi League season (January) champion
- Gold at South Asian Games (2016)
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