Jersey No. 9
Born:19 January 1990 (Nizampur, Delhi)
Rohit Kumar is one of the most graceful raiders in India and has been an asset to team Bengaluru Bulls since season 4. Born and brought up inNizampur, Delhi. Rohit prefers to be called ‘Akki’. Why, you ask? The nickname came about because of his unending fandom for his hero, his ‘Khiladi No. 1’, Akshay Kumar. Not many people know this, but he also proudly sports a tattoo of Akshay Kumar on his shoulder!
At 6’ 1’’, Rohit is quite tall and puts his height, reach and long wingspan to great use when he’s raiding. Which is why, his strength is the hand touch. Since making his Services debut in 2011, the 28-year-old raider has won the Federation Cup twice, the PKL in 2015 and has also been awarded MVP in the third season of ProKabaddi.
As a raider his most notable moment for the Bengaluru Bulls was a whirlwind 30 points he single-handedly scored against the U.P Yoddhas in Season 5.
Rohit’s current form is great and his performance at the Kabaddi Masters, Dubai was noteworthy. With his great form, match-winning abilities and leadership skills it was no surprise that he was retained by the Bulls for season 6.