In his debut campaign in VIVO Pro Kabaddi in Season 6, Naveen Kumar rose up the ranks from the get go. A firm believer in practicing his skills to perfection, he has made the Running Hand Touch his staple move, using it to good effect. Quick on his feet, his ability to pick up points under pressure made him emerge as one of Dabang Delhi K.C.’s key raiders in his maiden season.
Naveen Kumar made his vivo Pro Kabaddi debut in Season 6 and became the first player born in the 2000s to feature in the league. He finished his first season as Dabang Delhi K.C.’s top-scorer with 177 points and led them to their maiden appearance in the playoffs. Naveen carried the same vein in Season 7, emerging as the league MVP in just his second campaign while taking his team to the final. Blessed with explosive speed and cat-like reflexes, Naveen also scored 22 Super 10s in 23 appearances in Season 7. His ability to deploy his staple move – the ‘Running Hand Touch’ to score points has made him an offensive juggernaut.
Naveen Kumar is the youngest player in VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 6 and the first player born in the 21st century to play in the league.
At just 18, Naveen Kumar became the youngest man in vivo Pro Kabaddi to finish a campaign as the team’s leading scorer, doing so for Dabang Delhi K.C. with 177 points in Season 6.
In just his fourth match, he became the second youngest to get a Super 10 in VIVO Pro Kabaddi.
By only his ninth match, he had emerged as Dabang Delhi K.C.’s leading raid points scorer of the season.
In his first two seasons, he was his Dabang Delhi K.C.’s leading raid-points scorer.
At 19, Naveen Kumar is the youngest player to record a 300-raid point campaign.
Naveen Kumar has the record for the most Super 10s in a season and most consecutive Super 10s to his name.
|PKL Season||Raid Points (Rank)||Super 10s|
|779||TOTAL RAIDS||20||TOTAL TACKLES|
|395||SUCCESSFUL RAIDS||6||SUCCESSFUL TACKLES||0||GREEN CARDS|
|133||UNSUCCESSFUL RAIDS||14||UNSUCCESSFUL TACKLES||0||YELLOW CARDS|
|251||EMPTY RAIDS||0||RED CARDS|
At the end of PKL Season 7