Manjeet Chillar is a professional Indian Kabaddi player, born on 18 August 1986 in Nizampur, Delhi, India. Maninder plays as a raider for Tamil Nadu based team Tamil Thalaivas, which takes part in the popular Pro Kabaddi League.
Manjeet is an all-rounder who has assured everyone that he has everything in his game. He has been a top of the class defender and yet has been as effective in the raiding department. Even though he is not as tall as other raiders of the league, his smart game play and strong body makes it harder for other players to tackle him.
Manjeet was born on 18 August 1986 in a Jat family in Haryana, a northern state in India. In his early days, Chillar was a wrestler but he moved on to playing Kabaddi after suffering an injury to his nose.
Manjeet was first seen in professional kabaddi in the 2010 Asian Games held in China.
He made his debut for Bengaluru Bulls with the inception of Pro Kabaddi League in season one in 2014.
Rise to Glory
Manjeet represented India in their journey to win gold medals in the 2010 and 2014 Asian Games and Asian Indoor Games in 2014. He is also the winner of 2016 Kabaddi World Cup and 2018 Dubai Kabaddi Masters.
Manjeet Chillar was also awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2015 by the government of India for his achievements in sports.
Manjeet Chillar Pro Kabaddi Career
Manjeet started off by captaining Bengaluru Bulls in the first and second season of Pro Kabaddi League. He was then bought by Puneri Paltan after winning the MVP in the second season. He captained the new team for two seasons. In the fifth season of the PKL, Manjeet moved to Jaipur Pink Panthers as their new skipper.
The Haryanvi player has been consistent and successful through his career in the PKL. He has played a total of 74 matches and has a total of 455 points, which includes most points of 14 in a single game.
Manjeet has a total of 671 raids, scoring 212 raid points, five super raids and two super 10s are also in his tally. The prolific all-rounder not only has amazing attack statistics but his defensive scores are even better. Chillar has made 419 tackles scoring 243 points the most by any player in VIVO Pro Kabaddi. He also shares the record of most High 5s in the league, with 19. Manjeet has an astonishing tackle success rate of 56.08%.