Naveen Kumar is the first player to be born in 2000s and feature in the Pro Kabaddi League. He was brought into Kabaddi by his grandfather, who was a state level wrestler. He started to play school tournaments guided by his School Sports coach. Then, he went on to play district and state level tournaments.
|Height||5 feet 10 inches|
Naveen Kumar is quite young and unmarried at present.
|Matches||Total Raids||Successful Raid%||Total Raid Points||Super Raids||Super 10s|
In 48 matches of the tournament, he has featured in a total of 855 raids. The successful raid is at 51%, and has earned 515 total raid points, which includes 4 Super Raids and 33 Super 10s as well.
Naveen Kumar was bought in 2018 by Dabang Delhi KC for an amount of 6.6 Lakhs. Then, he was retained by the franchise in 2019 as well. With his impressive performances, he was again retained by the franchise under the Young Players category, and will earn 30 Lakhs in 2021 season. Still young, Naveen is expected to keep growing in Pro Kabaddi League and play for Indian team as well.
In 2018 Pro Kabaddi League, the Dabang Delhi bought him from the auctions due to his impressive performances in the national level tournaments. He then emerged as the player with the most points (177) for the team. In the 2019 season, he became the most valuable player of the season with a total of 301 raid points. He is quite famous for his ‘running hand touch’ during his raids.
In 2019, he became the joint fastest to score 300 raid points
In the 2021 season, he became the fastest player to earn 500 points in Pro Kabaddi League history.
He registered the record for scoring most consecutive Super 10s in the history of Pro Kabaddi League.