Female Kabaddi Players

Indian Railways won both the men’s and women’s divisions of the 67th Senior Nationals Kabaddi Championships earlier this month in Jaipur, demonstrating why they are one of the most competitive teams in the Indian Kabaddi circuit. Let’s find the top 5 Raiders in the women’s division of the competition.

So, let’s take a look at the Top 5 female kabaddi players in India

S.noPlayer Name  State   Point 
1Nidhi Sharma Himachal Pradesh55
2Meenu Chandigarh 51
3ChhayaChhattisgarh 48
4RenuRajasthan47
5Sonali Shingate Indian Railways 46

1. Nidhi Sharma: Himachal Pradesh (55 points)

In the 67th Senior National Kabaddi Championships, Nidhi Sharma of Himachal Pradesh is ranked first among the top 5 raiders. Her contribution to Himachal’s success in the tournament helped them place second overall. In 78 raids, Nidhi scored a total of 55 raid points, giving Himachal an advantage in every game. Nidhi got off to a slow start in the competition, scoring just four points against Pondicherry in her opening round, but against Goa in the second match, she completely stole the show.

She was at the top of her game as Himachal dominated Goa in their second game of the tournament, scoring 12 points in 13 raids. Nidhi had already established her dominance in the competition as it headed toward the knockout rounds; she scored a total of 35 points in four knockout games. She scored a total of nine points in twelve raids in the pre-quarterfinal match against West Bengal to shut down Bengal. Her best effort came in the crucial final when she scored twelve points to keep Himachal in the game right up to the very end, but it wasn’t enough as Indian Railways ultimately triumphed. 

S.noPlayer Name  State   Point 
1Nidhi Sharma Himachal Pradesh55

2. Meenu: Chandigarh (51 points)

At the 67th Senior National Kabaddi Championships, Meenu, the captain of the Chandigarh squad, was in excellent form as she piled up 51 points in the four games she participated in. She began the tournament differently than she did in the end, scoring only 6 points in the first game out of a possible 18 in 18 attempts.

She scored a staggering 45 points in the following three games to keep Chandigarh’s hopes alive, but it was not enough as they were eliminated in the pre-quarterfinal match. She scored 14 points in the match against Kerala using just 11 raids, which helped to eliminate Kerala from the game.

Her greatest performance against Vidharbha, when Chandigarh handily defeated Vidharbha to go to the Pre-Quarter Finals without dropping a game in the league rounds, saw her score 16 points in 11 raids. She was still at her best in the Pre-Quarter Finals, scoring 15 points in the loss to Goa despite being in her prime at the time. 

S.noPlayer Name  State   Point 
2Meenu Chandigarh 51

3. Chhaya: Chhattisgarh (48 points)

In action in the 67th Senior National Kabaddi Championships was Chhaya from Chhattisgarh. She was at her best throughout the competition, scoring 48 points in 5 games while also serving as the team’s top raider and being a crucial factor in Chattisgarh’s advancement to the tournament’s knockout rounds.  Chhaya opened the competition by defeating Jammu and Kashmir in five raids for five raid points before being replaced to let the other players play in a lopsided match.

Chhaya continued to play well, scoring 37 points throughout the following four games. Chhaya managed to win easily for Chhattisgarh by scoring ten points in nine raids against Kerala Court Direction. She was the top scorer in the following game against Punjab, tallying 15 raid points in 22 raids to help Chhattisgarh win a tight match with a final score of 31-29 in their favor.

S.noPlayer Name  State   Point 
3ChhayaChhattisgarh 48

4. Renu: Rajasthan (47 points)

The 67th Senior National Kabaddi Championships featured local sensation Renu in action for the host side Rajasthan, where she was in top form. She earned a total of 47 points in five games, including four Super 10s during the competition, assisting Rajasthan in advancing to the knockout rounds. Renu made her entrance into the tournament against Karnataka by earning 10 points out of 14 raids, and Rajasthan easily defeated Karnataka. She piled up 12 points in 13 raids she went for and two tackle points in three tackle attempts in the following game against Telangana, helping the hosts defeat Telangana in yet another lopsided match.

S.noPlayer Name  State   Point 
4RenuRajasthan47

5. Sonali Shingate: Indian Railways (46 points)

The ”Bonus Queen”, Sonali, was a well-known player who represented Indian Railways in the 67th Senior National Kabaddi Championships. Sonali contributed significantly to Indian Railways successfully defending their championship, scoring 46 points in six games. In a tight game against Maharashtra that Indian Railways won with a score of 33-32, Sonali scored 7 raid points in 10 raids to get the tournament off to a strong start. 

She was the game’s top scorer and assisted her team in crossing the finish line. She performed mediocrely in the following two games, failing to score many points, while Indian Railways continued to play well enough to advance to the knockout rounds. Sonali was back to her form in the quarterfinal game against Goa, continuing to take bonus points to keep the opposition off the board and finishing with 11 points on 12 raids. 

S.noPlayer Name  State   Point 
5Sonali Shingate Indian Railways 46

The 67th Senior National Kabaddi Championships showcased the prowess of female kabaddi players, with athletes like Nidhi Sharma, Meenu, Chhaya, Renu, and Sonali Shingate exhibiting exceptional skill and determination on the mat. These top raiders from various states and representing Indian Railways demonstrated their talent, contributing significantly to their teams’ performances throughout the competition. Their achievements underscore the growing prominence and competitiveness of women’s kabaddi in India, inspiring future generations of players to excel in this dynamic and physically demanding sport.

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