Nitin Rawal is an Indian professional kabaddi player who plays for the Jaipur Pink Panthers within the Pro Kabaddi League.
He’s primarily a left corner defender who plays as an all-rounder for many of the time.
His raiding skills have amazed everyone and he encompasses a knack for scoring bonus points.
Excellent tackle timings make him a threat to opponents on each side of the mat.
Nitin Rawal’s raided 65 points in season 5 was the second-highest by any player within the Jaipur Pink Panther squad.
With 85 points, Rawal was second for many points scored by a player from the Jaipur franchise.
In 2017, Nitin Rawal made his PKL debut in season 5. He is yet to debut for the national team.
He first rose to glory within the fifth season of the PKL for playing for the Jaipur Pink Panthers
Establishing himself as the best all-rounder of the side with 65 raid points and 20 tackle points.
In 2017 season 5, he played 21 matches and earned 85 points,
with 44% raid strike rate and 38% tackle strike rate.
Next year in season 6, he played a total of 9 matches and made 31 points,
with 44% raid strike rate and 55% tackle strike rate.
For next season he was retained by Jaipur Pink Panthers for 6.6 lakhs for PKL
In season 7 2019, he appeared in 16 matches and earned a total of 51 points,
with 33% raid strike rate and 56% tackle strike rate.
RUNNING HAND TOUCH
Enacted with surprise and paired with an increase in pace,
a raider rushes towards a defender and extends his entire body for a fast touch along with his hand before escaping to safety.
Rawal’s standout performance came during a 27-27 tie with Haryana Steelers as he scored 12 points within the match.
He won the Young Star of the Day award.
In season 5 Nitin Rawal raided 65 points which were the second-highest by any player within the Jaipur Pink Panther squad.
He managed 4 Super Raids in Season 5 joint-seventh most within the league and scored in first High 5 in Season 7.