Deepak Niwas Hooda is the current captain of Indian Kabaddi team. He has been a part of the 2016 and 2019 South Asian Games, where the national team won the gold medal and helped the team to win the 2016 World Cup. He is an all rounder, with abilities in the raid as well as tackles. At the time of 12th grade, he already lost both his parents. He then worked as a teacher in morning and played Kabaddi at night.
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Deepak Niwas Hooda is engaged to boxer Sweety Boora
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He is famous for his running hand touch, and has earned most of the points from it as well. His main quality lies in his agility and swift movement off the mat. In 125 appearances in Pro Kabaddi League, he has 40% successful ratio in a total of around 1800 raids. In 870 raid points, he has registered 20 Super Raids and 32 Super 10s. Hooda has also been proactive in earning 87 Tackle points as well.
Deepak Hooda received the 2nd highest bid of 12.6 Lakhs in the inaugral edition of Pro Kabaddi League in 2014. In the 2021 Auction, he was bought by Jaipur Pink Panthers for 55 Lakhs.
He has been a part of the Pro Kabaddi League since 2014, and has certainly been ranked as the third best raider as well. He played in 2014 and 2015 for Telugu Titans, and played two seasons for Puneri Paltan. Since 2018, he has been playing for the Jaipur Pink Panthers.
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