Ashish Kumar Sangwan is an Indian professional kabaddi player who plays for the Bengaluru Bulls in the Pro Kabaddi League. He was born on 28th December 1994 and hails from the state of Haryana. He plies his trade as a defender playing as a right cover positionally, but is also capable of playing as an all-rounder.
A trusted mainstay of the Bengaluru Bulls, he has stayed with the franchise since the inception of the Pro Kabaddi League. A useful player who can be depended upon with consistent performances over the course of the league, Ashish is a valuable asset to have in the team. His versatility is also key to his skill set as he has still quite development to do.
He will be expected to step up on his role and repay the faith his franchise has so earnestly put on him. An extremely efficient and quick defender, he is good at getting hold of those tricky customers, pinning them to the ground in an instant. However, his attacking side of the game is lacking as he is often unsuccessful with his raids.
Rise to Glory
Ashish raised many eyebrows when he was retained by the Bengaluru Bulls ahead of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5. The retaining of Kumar surprised many because he is not such a big name in the league and was the only Category-B player to be retained. However, he does possess the talent to fulfill the expectations of the management and will be looking to put in a better performance in the sixth season.
In the second season of the Pro Kabaddi League, he played as an integral part of the squad that finished as runners-up in the competition. In the Pro Kabaddi Season 3, he was the best defender for the Bulls, with 25 tackle points from 13 games.
Even though Kumar is a defender, he had more raid points (17) than tackle points (15) in the Pro Kabaddi Season 5.