Siddharth Desai is a 29-year-old professional Indian kabaddi player. His full name is Siddharth Sirish Desai.

He plays as a raider and is known for his swiftness and strength, currently, he is playing for Telugu Titans.

Previously he has represented Air India and Maharashtra before joining Pro Kabaddi League. 

Background

Siddharth Desai was born in Chandgad a small town in Maharashtra. He comes from a kabaddi enthusiast’s family.

His father and brother use to play kabaddi as well. Hence Siddharth started playing the sport from a very young age.

He completed his 12th in science stream and did his graduation with BSc in Physics.

Apart from the sport he enjoys playing guitar and singing. He even has a YouTube channel where he posts covers.

Career

Siddharth Desai made his debut in Indian Pro Kabaddi League in the 6 seasons on 7th October 2018 with U Mumba.

He got his big break in PKL after an impressive play, the triumphant tournament with Maharashtra at the nationals.

With U Mumba he had a very good season he became the fastest player to reach 200 raids points.

He finished with 218 raid points in just 21 appearances.

Desai was also the fastest ever to reach 50 raid points in PKL

Also the fastest to 100 raid points and had a strike rate of 89.13.

In the 7th season, Desai was sold for 1.45 crores to Telugu Titans.

He scored a total of 220 points in 22 appearances with a strike rate of 64.12.

Even his brother Suraj Desai played for the same team.

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