|Full Name||Siddharth Sirish Desai|
|Known For||"Siddharth Desai, fastest player in the history of Pro Kabaddi League to reach 50 raid points (in just 4 matches in his debut season 2018), He was the best raider from His side - U Mumba in PKL season 6."|
Siddharth Desai Bio Data
|Born||5 December 1991||Age||27|
|Nickname||Sid||Hometown||Chandgad, Kolhapur, Maharashtra|
|Current Team||Telugu Titans||Signature Move||Running Hand Touch|
|Jersey No.||08||Hobbies||Playing Guitar|
|Ethnicity||Indian||Relationship Status||Single ( No Girlfriend)|
Siddharth Desai Family and Education
|High School||Jayprakash Vidyalay, Kini|
|College||Shriman VP Desai Jr College, Kowad|
|Education Qualification||Bachelor In Science (Physics)|
|Father||Siddharth Desai Father - Sirish Desai (Image name will be updated soon)|
|Mother||Siddharth Desai Mother - name will be updated soon|
|Brother||Siddharth Desai Brother (Elder) - Suraj Desai (Professional Level Kabaddi Player)|
|Coach (Childhood)||Siddharth Desai Coach - Appa Dalvi|
|Coach (PKL)||Siddharth Desai Pro Kabaddi League Coach - Gholamreza Mazandarani from Iran (Telugu Titans)|
Highlights From Siddharth Sirish Desai's Career
- Born in a small town in Maharastra, in the family of a farmer, Siddharth Desai had limited resources. He just could not close his eyes, and blindly follow his dreams.
- He has to be graduate, to get a job, and somehow improve the financial condition of his family.
- But deep inside, he always wanted to be a Kabaddi Player like his elder brother who was selected for Pro Kabaddi League season one by Jaipur Pink Panthers, but because of not getting the confirmation order from the Army, Suraj Desai failed to made into the biggest league of Kabaddi. Later he came in PKL season 5, played from Dabang Delhi but unfortunately he failed to go longer because of an Injury.
- Like his elder brother, Siddharth Sirish Desai also wanted to make a career in Kabaddi. But as described above, because of the critical financial condition of his family, he started working in Air India as a contractor which actually became a way for him to enter into his favourite sport.
- Coach, Ashok Sidhe noticed a great Kabaddi Champion in Siddharth Desai while he was practising in a match playing from Air India at the domestic level.
- Later, he somehow pulled the eyes of team owners of the Pro Kabaddi League towards his performance which earned him a call in the season 6 of the league held in 2018.
- U Mumba brought Siddharth Desai into the team at the price of 36.40 lakhs. But who knew it? who knew that he will score super 10 in his first match, and he will take just four matches to reach to the 50 raid points in the season which was the record in PKL.
- Yes, he became the fastest player in the history of the Pro Kabaddi League to score 50 points.
- In the debut match of PKL against Puneri Paltan, Siddharth Desai scored 15 raid points and announced himself as one of the strongest, fastest, and best raider of the league. The match was tied with the score 32-32.
- Siddharth Desai just took six matches to score his five Super 10s. Because of his amazing performance, he came into the race of best raid and total point scorer of the league along with Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, and all-time best, Pardeep Narwal.
- He scored 218 raid points and 221 total points, finished at the third position in the points table of raids and tota behind the above two.
- Siddharth Desai scored 10 Super raids which are 4 ahead of Pardeep Narwal(6), and a total of 12 Super 10s.
- Obviously, it was a great debut season, every player dreams off. And because of these performances, U Mumba finished at the second position in the points table of ZONE A with 15 wins in 22 matches scoring 86 points.
- U Mumba qualified for the eliminator, a match against UP Yoddha which they lost by 34-29 and got eliminated from the race of the ultimate title of Pro Kabaddi League 2018.
- Because of such an impressive performance, Siddharth Desai claimed a deal of 1.45 Crore which made him the most expensive player of the season 7, i.e. Pro Kabaddi League 2019.
- Telugu Titans were the franchisee who brought him into their side which this mega-deal as he was among the most wanted raider in the auction.
- This price was second most expensive in the history of Pro Kabaddi League after Monu Goyat who got 1.51 Crore in the last season(6) of PKL.
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Achievements and Awards
- Performance In Pro Kabaddi League
PKL Seasons Matches Played Super Raids Super 10s Total Raid Points Super Tackles High 5s Total Tackle Points Overall Total Points Most Points In A Match 6 (2018) 21 10 12 218 - - 3 221 19 ALL Total 21 10 12 218 - - 3 221 19
- Third Highest point scorer in Pro Kabaddi League 2018 (season 6): Total Points - 221, Raid Points - 218
- Best Raider of U Mumba in season 6.
- Fastest player to reach 50 raid points (in just 4 matches) in the history of PKL.
- The second-highest-paid player in Pro Kabaddi League - 1.45 Crore from Telugu Titans.