Jeeva Kumar is a professional Indian Kabaddi player, born on January 6, 1981 in Tamil Nadu, India. Jeeva played as a defender for Mumbai based team U Mumba, which takes part in the popular Pro Kabaddi league of India. Currently, he is part of U.P. Yoddha.
Jeeva played in the right & left corner position for his team. He was a strong and sturdy defender for the Mumbai team. The whole team played with confidence because of his strong defensive line.
Jeeva was raised in Kanyakumari, a town located near the southern coastal side of Tamil Nadu, India. He played as a professional player for his state team at the SAFF games. Jeeva went on to play Asian Games for the country later on in his career.
One of the first professional appearances of Jeeva was in the 2010 Asian Games. He made his debut for Mumbai team U Mumba in the first season of Pro Kabaddi League in 2014.
Rise to Glory
Jeeva was a part of Indian national team of Kabaddi which won the gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games held at Guangzhou, China.
The South Indian defender was picked up by U Mumba for their debut season in 2014, but was retained due to his talent and consistency in the defence. Jeeva played four season with U Mumba and was also part of the team when they won the Pro Kabaddi League in the 2015 season.
Jeeva has played a total of 52 matches in the PKL. He has scored 111 tackle points and has an average tackle score of 2.13. He also has three high 5s to add to the tally.