Unveiling the Tamil Thalaivas: Tracing their Pro Kabaddi League voyage of missed opportunities and unmet expectations, poor performances, and enduring struggles in this Kabaddi pro team intro.
Tamil Thalaivas, a Kabaddi team in the Pro Kabaddi League, boasts great popularity with actor Vijay Sethupathi as their brand ambassador.
Magnum Sports Private Limited, the parent company of Indian Super League club Kerala Blasters FC, is the owner of the team which was established in 2017. Their home ground is Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai.
Despite being a part of the league for five seasons now, Tamil Thalaivas have failed to make an impact and have qualified for playoffs in the recent season9.
They have been among the bottom two teams more than twice. Ashun Kumar coached the team and Sagar was captain in the absence of Pawan Sherawat.
Tamil Thalaivas Current Squad & Players List
Let us discuss the squad and players of the Tamil Thalaivas team that participated in season 9 of the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League.
- Pawan Sehrawat
- Ajinkya Ashok Pawar
- Sagar (Captain)
- M. Abishek
- Md.Arif Rabbani
- Arpit Saroha
All-Rounders Players List:
- Thanushan Laxmamohan
- Visvanath V.
Tamil Thalaivas Head Coach
Ashun Kumar was the coach of the Tamil Thalaivas team in season 9 of the pro kabaddi league. He did a fantastic job by installing the team spirit in the players and squad after the early exit of their captain Pawan Sherawat in season 9.
Tamil Thalaivas Overall Stats
|Total Matches Played||112|
|Team Total Raid Points||2110|
|Team Super Raids||35|
|Team Super Tackles||90|
|Team Average raid points per match||18.84|
|Team Tackle Points||1080|
|Team Average tackle points per match||9.64|
|Team total Points scored||3581|
|Team Total Points conceded||3880|
|Team DOD Raid Points||397|
|Team all-out inflicted||109|
|Team all-out conceded||158|
Season-Wise Performance of Tamil Thalaivas
The Tamil Thalaivas did not perform according to the players and squad they had. But season 9 was a bit ray of hope for betterment in the upcoming seasons.
Tamil Thalaivas Team Season 5
The Gujarat Giants had a successful debut season, with the teams being divided into two groups based on geographical location.
The Giants topped Zone A and proceeded directly to the qualifiers, defeating Bengal twice to reach the finals. However, they lost to Patna Pirates in the final by a margin of 38-55.
Tamil Thalaivas Team Season 6
Moving onto Season 6, the Gujarat Giants once again topped Zone A and made it to the playoffs after losing only three out of their 22 group-stage matches.
Unfortunately, they faced a similar fate as their previous season and lost in the Pro Kabaddi League finals to Bengaluru Bulls in a closely contested match.
Parvesh Bhainswal was named the best defender for their side.
Tamil Thalaivas Team Season 7
In contrast, Season 7 was not kind to the Giants as they had a poor run and failed to qualify for playoffs. They ended up finishing ninth with just seven wins under their belt.
Tamil Thalaivas Team Season 8
However, things started looking up again for them in Season 8 as they finished fourth in group stages and qualified for eliminators.
But their hopes of making it further were dashed when they suffered an embarrassing loss against Bengaluru Bulls in the second eliminator.
Tamil Thalaivas Team Season 9
However, Season 9 saw Tamil Thalaivas emerge as a potential contender after a slow start in Vivo Pro Kabaddi.
The injury sustained by their star raider Pawan Sehrawat during the first match contributed to their poor run and performance initially.
But they bounced back and finished as semifinalists thanks to fantastic performances on the mat by their young players who met management's expectations.
Sagar and Ajinkya Pawar played exceptional leadership roles while coach Ashan Kumar revived the team after an early collapse and brought out their best abilities.
All-Time playing 7 for Tamil Thalaivas
Following is the all-time Seven players team and their stats for Tamil Thalaivas.
Matches - 36, Tackle Points - 44
Matches - 22, Raid Points - 130
Matches - 34, Tackle Points - 96
Matches - 57, Raid Points - 476
Matches - 29, Tackle Points - 46
V. Ajith Kumar
Matches - 19, Raid Points - 121
Matches - 40, Tackle Points - 110
Overall, we can say the Tamil Thalaivas team, players, and squad have not lived up to the expectations of the fans. They had a rough run till the start of the campaign in the Pro Kabaddi League.