Shabeer Bapu Sharfudheen is an Indian kabaddi athlete. Hailing from Palakkad, Kerala, the 5 ft 11 inch raider currently plays for Dabangg Delhi K.C. in the Pro Kabaddi League. Bapu was born on 3 August 1986.
Son of an auto rickshaw driver, Shabeer was raised in the rice farming area of Ummini, Palakkad, Kerala. His mother is a housewife. Coming from humble backgrounds and upbringing, Shabeer was selected by State Bank of India- Mysore. Due to his tremendous talents, Shabeer went on to become a national level Kabaddi Athlete.
Rise to glory
Shabeer was selected by the State Bank of Mysore to play for their Kabaddi team. The talented raider realised the gifts which were bestowed upon him by nature and sharpened his skills with the whetstone of hardwork to turn his talent into his profession. Shabeer donned the U Mumba outfit for a total of three seasons before being bought by Jaipur Pink Panthers. But he returned to U Mumba's for the fifth season of PKL. He currently plays for Dabangg Delhi.
Signature Move : Toe Touch
In this move the raider stretches and extends his feet to touch his opponent out using his feet to make contact with that of the opponent.
He scored a whopping 66 raid Points in season one. Shabeer was an essential part of U Mumba’s victorious season two campaign. He was also the captain of the Karnataka Kabaddi team from 2017-18.