Shrikant Jadhav is an Indian Kabaddi player who represents both the Indian national Kabaddi team and Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). He is known for his fast raiding and is one of the top raiders in the league. He works for Central Railways in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Shrikant Jadhav was born on Sunday, 17 September 1995 (age 28 years; as of 2023) in Village Dahigaon, District Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He hails from a village where kabaddi and wrestling are the only popular sports. He started playing kabaddi when he was in school, participating in several school games and competing at the district level. Despite facing financial difficulties, Shrikant Jadhav continued to practice kabaddi regularly and eventually earned recognition in his village for his achievements.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 42 Inches, Waist: 32 Inches, Biceps: 14 Inches
Parents & Siblings
His father, Dattatraya Jadhav, is a farmer and a shop owner. Shrikant Jadhav has a sister named Pranali Jadhav.
Shrikant Jadhav is married.
When Shrikant Jadhav was in the ninth grade, he moved from Ahmednagar to Mumbai. At the age of 18, he was selected for the Maharashtra state kabaddi team and played for the state team in national competitions. Due to his performance at the state level, Jadhav received the opportunity to receive professional training in kabaddi at SAI in Kandivali, Mumbai.
Pro Kabaddi League (PKL)
After struggling in domestic tournaments for two years, Shrikant Jadhav was signed by Jaipur Pink Panthers in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) during its second season. In his third season with Bengal Warriors, he managed to score 10 raid points in five matches. However, he suffered a shoulder injury that forced him to take a break for almost a year.
Shrikant Jadhav then played the fourth season of the Pro Kabaddi League with Bengal Warriors; however, he only managed to score 7 raid points in 5 matches. Consequently, the team decided to let him go, and he then joined U Mumba in the 5th season, where he improved significantly and scored 86 raid points in 19 matches.
In the 6th and 7th seasons, Shrikant Jadhav played for UP Yoddha and scored 141 and 148 raid points respectively. He continued to play for the team in the 8th season of PKL in 2021. He then participated in the National Railways championships organised at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh in October 2023 and won a bronze medal.
- Shrikant Jadhav has got a tattoo inked on his left arm.
- In his leisure time, Shrikant Jadhav likes travelling to distant places, dancing, swimming, exercising, and running.
- He is passionate about fitness and often uploads pictures and videos of his gym sessions on social media.
- Winning Fits, a sports infrastructure brand, signed Shrikant Jadhav as its brand ambassador in 2023.
- He once mentioned in a media discussion that he was inspired by Pankaj Shirsat, an Arjuna Award winner in kabaddi, and wanted to follow in his footsteps.
- Shrikant Jadhav is often featured in the advertisements of dietary supplements on various social media platforms.