The contemporary captain of the Indian national Kabaddi team, Deepak Niwas Hooda made his appearance on the worldwide platform in the year 2016. As then, he has been a member of the Indian national Kabaddi team. Deepak Niwas Hooda has been a great all-rounder. The player is loved by many for his amazing sporting skills. But there are some facts about him that his fans might not know. Here we have got everything that you need to know about Deepak Niwas Hooda. Have a look!
1: Deepak Niwas Hooda was born to a farmer family in Chamaria village, Rohtak district of Haryana on 10 June 1994.
2: At the age of 4, Hooda lost his mother.
3: He has been playing Kabaddi in his village since 2009 when he was just 15 years old.
4: In 2013, when Deepak Niwas Hooda was in 12th grade, he had to take up the responsibility of his family after the demise of his father. But he still continued to practice kabaddi and was a part-time teacher then. Alongside he used to work on his farm too.
5: Hooda was a part of the Haryana kabaddi team where he won a gold medal at the 2014 Senior National level tournament.
6: He also won a gold medal for his college at the All-India University tournament.
7: Deepak Niwas Hooda was the second priciest player, with Rs. 12.6 lakhs in the initial period of Pro Kabaddi Auctions who was bought by Telugu Titans. In fact, he was also the highest-paid player from Jaipur Pink Panthers in 2018.
8: He took over his captaincy and led the Indian national kabaddi team in the 2019 South Asian Games and got a gold medal.
9: Deepak Niwas Hooda was the third-highest points scorer in the 5th season of Pro Kabaddi.