| Ajay Thakur|
| 1.85 m|
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Ajay Thakur Wikipedia
Ajay Thakur (born 1 May 1986) is a professional Indian international Kabaddi player. He was the star player of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup final. India won the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup due to his stunning performance combined with a great team effort. He was also a key player in the Indian kabaddi team that won the Gold medal at the Incheon Asian Games in 2014. Thakur has over 14 years of professional experience in Kabaddi.
During the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup, he was the number 1 raider of the tournament with the most raid points. Ajay won the title of highest overall points scorer with 68 points. His best performance came in the final vs Iran with a game winning effort, scoring 12 raid points.
Ajay Thakur was born in Dabhota, a village in the municipality of Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh.
Ajay Thakur has been described as one of the best Indian raiders of all time. He represented his employer Air India at the Industrial National Championships. His awards and achievements include:Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Kabaddi Gold Medal 2013
Gold Medal at 2007 Asian Indoor Games.
Asian Games 2014 Gold medal.
2016 World Cup He played for Bengaluru Bulls in the Pro Kabaddi League for the initial 2 seasons. However, he has signed with Puneri Paltan for the upcoming season starting 30 January 2016. In the 2014 and 2015 edition, Thakur finished 3rd on the raider leaderboard with 207 raid points. 2016 kabaddi world cup he was the no.1 raider with most raid points and Ajay was overall highest points scorer with 68 points. He now plays for Tamil Thalaivas in Pro Kabaddi 2017.
His signature move is the frog jump once he scores a point.
Due to his height(1.85 m), he has one of the longest reach(to midline) in the current lot of players. He was also the Man of the tournament in Kabaddi World Cup 2016.