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Tamil Thalaivas Phenomenon: A Dynamic Kabaddi Team

Tamil Thalaivas were founded as one of the new teams the Pro Kabaddi League. They are a dynamic team that captivated fans with their electrify performances.

Tamil Thalaivas

Rise of the Pro Kabaddi League

Kabaddi, one of the ancient Indian sport, it has a rich history lasting over 4000 years. Origin in the rural areas of Punjab, Kabaddi was played as a game to entertainment and physical exercise. Over time, the game getting more popular throughout entire India and became a professional sport with many Leagues and Tournaments was created.

The formation of the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India (AKFI) in 1973 and its recognition by the Indian Olympic Association in 1980 was an important first step in the development of the sport. With the founded of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) in 2014, this is a turning point to change Kabaddi from amateur sport to Professional sport, bring a new look for it.


Inspired by Indian Premier League, the Pro Kabaddi League used frachise-based model, attracted investors, sponsors to created kabaddi team and attract a large amount of fans.

The PKL successfully on attracted investors and there a 8 kabaddi team founded in the first League in 2014. The amount of Pro kabaddi team kept getting more as there was 4 team founded in 2017, Tamil Thalaivas was one of there new teams.

About Tamil Thalaivas

Tamil Thalaivas, an professional kabaddi team based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Founded in 2017 and made their debut in the same year. Owned by Indian legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Nimmagadda Prasad, actor Allu Arjun, Ram Charan and Allu Aravind. After some seasons, the team’s owner change to Magnum Sports Private Limited, the parent company of Indian Super League club Kerala Blasters FC. Actor Kamal Hasan is the brand ambassador of the team in the first time, then Vijay Sethupathi was the next one until now.

Home Ground

Tamil Thalaivas player their home match at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, a multi-purpose stadium in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. With the capacity of 40,000 people, every kabaddi match played on there was full of thrill, exciting and electrifying.

Logo & Identity

In Tamil, the word “Thalai” means ‘Head’, so the word ‘Thalaiva’ mean ‘Leader’. In the name of the team, Tamil Thalaivas – ‘Tamil’s Leaders’, showing their strength, determination, desires of the game.

The team’s logo is a man with angry faces roaring, wear a golden crown with the team’s name under his face. The roar showing their determination, their desires and strength. The logo use Blue and Yellow.


The Dynamic Lineup

Led by experienced captain Ajay Thakur, the Tamil Thalaivas boast a star-studded roster of talented players from different regions of India. Known for their agility, strength, and quick decision-making, these athletes have mastered the intricacies of kabaddi, made them a formidable force on the mat.

The team’s lineup features a balanced mix of raiders, defenders, and all-rounders, each contributing their unique skills to the game. Notable players such as Manjeet Chhillar, Rahul Chaudhari, and Ran Singh have consistently displayed exceptional performances, earning them recognition not just within the league, but also on an international level.

Key Players of the Tamil Thalaivas

Ajay Thakur

Known as the heart and soul of the Tamil Thalaivas, Ajay Thakur is one of the most influential players in Kabaddi.

With his exceptional raiding skills and ability to score crucial points during tight matches, Thakur has led the team to victory on numerous occasions.

Manjeet Chhillar

Manjeet Chhillar, often referred to as the “All-Rounder,” is a versatile player who excels in both raiding and defending.

His agility, strength, and quick reflexes make him a formidable force on the mat, leaving opponents struggling to find a weakness.

Chhillar’s leadership skills also the remarkable skills when talk about him.

Rahul Chaudhari

Rahul Chaudhari was recognized as one of the finest raiders in Indian Kabaddi history. His speed, agility, and precision during raids have earned him the nickname “Showman.”

Chaudhari’s ability to deceive defenders and score points in quick succession is unparalleled. His presence on the team elevates the levels of excitement and anticipation, added a touch of flair to the game.

Team’s Performance in Pro Kabaddi League

Season 5+6+7+8

There was many difficulty for the Thalaivas when they must to faced with many famous name such as Puneri Paltan, U Mumba, Patna Pirates, etc. The team that have a great experience in the League when they already play 4 seasons before Tamil Thalaivas was founded.

They consecutive lose and get unlucky matches when they lose with just 1 points.

Season 9

This season is a exploration for them when this is first time they reach the Eliminators Final. Not just that, they keep beat UP Yoddhas in Eliminators and join Semi-finals, where they got 2 point loss against Puneri Paltan.

This season was wake the proud and expectation of their fans, who was support them for the whole time even they couldn’t have good performances.

Current Squad

Tamil Thalaivas current squad (01/2024): Sagar (C), K Selvamani, Ritik, Himanshu Narwal, Sathish Kannan, Nitin Singh, Aashish, Ronak, Himanshu Virender, Masanamuthu Lakshnanan, Mohammadreza Kaboudrahangi, Ajinkya Pawar, Narender Hoshiyar, Amirhossein Bastami, Nitesh Kumar, Jatin, Vishal Chahal, Sahil-III, Mohit-VIII, M. Abishek, Himanshu.


Founded in 2017 and Tamil Thalaivas quickly gained a large following and left a mark on the field with his unique skills and complex game. The team’s vision is to make the sport of Kabaddi stand out in Tamil Nadu and the team’s formation has created a lot of excitement among local fans who are eager to watch live matches. The Tamil Thalaivas team adopted a technical approach to the game which made them stand out from the competition. Their electrifying performances on the field, as well as their enthusiasm and team spirit, have earned them a loyal and passionate following.

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