C Arun is an Indian professional kabaddi player who plays for the Tamil Thalaivas in the Pro Kabaddi League. He was born on 5th March 1993 and hails from the city of Thanjavur which is also known as the “Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu”. He is a defender who primarily plays in the left cover role.
Simplicity personified, Arun is extremely straightforward and determined in his approach and does what he does best - tackle raiders. With the advent of the modern style of kabaddi, we get to see new skills and tactics that are used to get the better of the opponents, however Arun represents the handful of players who stick to the basics of the game.
He is disciplined in his defending, and is surprisingly quick and agile. He also brings the same discipline to his fitness regime and can be always counted upon during long stretch of matches. He is also good at anticipating the movement of the raider which often proves invaluable for the team.
Arun comes from very humble backgrounds and maintains his simplicity. He works with the postal department in Chennai and balances both his love for the sport and his diligence for his work.
Rise to Glory
He rose to prominence in the season five of the Pro Kabaddi League while playing for the Thalaivas. He featured in 20 games and accumulated 35 tackle points (which is a personal best), establishing himself as the best defender of the team. As a result of his performances, he was retained by his team for the Pro Kabaddi Season 6.
Arun has played for three teams in the Pro Kabaddi League - Jaipur Pink Panthers, Bengal Warriors and the Tamil Thalaivas.