Fleet-footed raider Rahul Chaudhari has consistently been topping the raid points charts in VIVO Pro Kabaddi and he has been doing it in flamboyant style. His ability to raid from both sides of the mat, swift footwork and uncanny ability to spot and land an unexpected Running Hand Touch on an unsuspecting defender make him a complete entertainer. There is never a dull moment when Chaudhari is on the mat. Once he finds his rhythm and reaches top gear, there are few raiders who can match the raiding potential of the ‘Showman’.
Since the inaugural campaign, Chaudhari has been one of the top stars in VIVO Pro Kabaddi, finishing his maiden season with 161 points, just eight fewer than league MVP Anup Kumar. Chaudhari then scored 107 points in Season 2 and led Telugu Titans to their first-ever semi-final berth.
He followed that up with his most prolific campaign in Season 4, where he became the first man in VIVO Pro Kabaddi history to score 150 points in a single campaign twice, leading Telugu Titans to their second semi-final appearance. For his outstanding season, Chaudhari was named the league MVP for the first time in his career.
Chaudhari captained Telugu Titans in Season 5 and led them in scoring with 193 points while Season 6 saw Chaudhari become the first man to cross the 700 and 800-point mark.
After six glorious campaigns with the Telugu Titans, the maverick raider found a new home at the Tamil Thalaivas ahead of VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 7. As luck would have it, VIVO Pro Kabaddi’s all-time leading scorer will most likely make his season debut against his former side at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on Saturday.
Chaudhari has finished among the top five point-scorers in the league on five out of six occasions, a feat no other player has managed more than four times. His dynamic raiding style coupled with his physical strength make him one of the most dangerous raiders in VIVO Pro Kabaddi and, with Ajay Thakur by his side, this Raid-Machine could take the league by storm.