Kashiling Adake is an Indian professional Kabaddi player. He is currently playing for Bengaluru Bulls in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 6. Born on 18 December 1992 in the Sangli district of Maharashtra, he is the 5th highest scoring raider from the inaugural edition of the PKL.
He hails from a sporting family and his father was a wrestler. He initially joined a club in his village where he learnt the basics of the game. Later he went to Mumbai where after initially getting rejected by Mahindra, he managed to get a contract and that gave him hope to carve a career out of the game. He later went on to represent the country at the international level.
It was in the India camp that you he was picked by the Dabang Delhi team.
He debuted in PKL in Season 1 and played for Dabang Delhi in the first four seasons. In the Season 5, he played for U Mumba. He is the first player to score 15 raid points in the 1st-Half of a match in PKL Season 5. He as then been picked by Bengaluru Bulls in the Season 6 auction.
Rise to glory
Kashiling led Dabang Delhi K.C’s raid points tally in Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4 and for U Mumba in Season 5. He was the top raider of Season 2. Although he scored 114 raid points in Season 5 as well, his average of 5.7 in that campaign has been the lowest among the first five seasons. His signature move is the ‘Frog Jump” which considered one of the most visually spectacular feats in kabaddi where the raider launches himself off the ground, touches one of more defenders whilst air-borne and lands beyond their reach, before escaping to safety.
Nicknamed the ‘Kashi-missile’, he won the Best Raider Award in Season 2 for scoring 114 Raid Points in that edition. His pace and flexibility allow him to escape from both, above and below incoming defenders, which is a huge asset for him