Rahul Chaudhari is an Indian professional Kabaddi player. The Uttar Pradesh born player originally started out as a defender but gradually turned into a raider. He was a part of the Indian squad that won the gold medal at South Asian Games in 2016. Rahul has played for three franchises in the Pro Kabaddi League, currently representing Puneri Paltan.
|Team||Puneri Paltan, India|
He is one of the most feared raiders in Kabaddi. He is nicknamed as the ‘Raid Machine’ due to his past exploits, and was also a part of the India’s squad for the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup.
Rahul Chaudhari’s wife name is Hetali Brahmbhatt. The couple were hitched on December 8, 2020. Hetali hails from Gujarat, and is a pilot by profession. The couple first met each other during a Pro Kabaddi League game in Ahmedabad in 2019. They started talking with one another, and got engaged in December 2019.
Rahul Chaudhari became the first player in PKL history to collect over 700 points in the competition. The 28-year old has 1,020 points in PKL, with 961 of those coming in raids. He averages around 7.75 raid points per match, and has 40 Super 10’s to his name.
|Total Points||Raid Points||Tackle Points||Super 10s||Super Raids|
Rahul Chaudhari started his PKL journey with Telugu Titans, where he was paid Rs 1.29 crores per season. Later on, he moved to Tamil Thalaivas, where he bagged Rs. 94 lakhs per season. Finally, he will play for Puneri Paltan in the eighth edition, where he will earn Rs. 40 lakhs.
Rahul Chaudhari is undoubtedly one of the icons of Pro Kabaddi League. The UP bases raider has over 1,000 points in PKL history, having represented three franchises. His best season came in the fifth edition, where he bagged 193 points with Telugu Titans, which included 184 raid points.