Hometown: Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
Marital Status: Married
Age: 28 Years
Some Lesser Known Facts About Shrikant Jadhav
- Shrikant Jadhav is an Indian kabaddi player. He plays for 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, Mumbai.
- According to him, in his village, kabaddi and wrestling are the only popular sports. Shrikant Jadhav started playing kabaddi when he was in school, participated in several school games, and competed at the district level. Even though his family faced financial difficulties, Shrikant practised kabaddi regularly. Gradually, Shrikant earned recognition in his village for his achievements.
- Once, in a media discussion, he narrated that he inspired Pankaj Shirsat, an Arjuna Award winner in kabaddi, and wanted to follow in his footsteps.
- While studying in ninth class, he moved to Mumbai from Ahmednagar. When Shrikant Jadhav was 18 years old, he got selected for the Maharashtra state kabaddi team and played for the state team in national competitions. He then received the chance to get professional training in kabaddi at SAI in Kandivali, Mumbai, because of his good performance at the state level. After struggling in domestic tournaments for two years, Shrikant Jadhav was signed by Jaipur Pink Panthers in the Pro Kabaddi League in its second season. He then played for Bengal Warriors in PKL’s third season and got 10 raid points in 5 matches. However, he got a shoulder injury that made him take a break for almost a year.
- When he returned to the Pro Kabaddi League, he again played for Bengal Warriors in its fourth season where he scored only 7 raid points in 5 matches. As Shrikant Jadhav was not doing well, the Bengal Warriors let him go, and he then joined U Mumba in the 5th season. That season, he performed well and scored 86 raid points in 19 matches.
- In the 6th season of the Pro Kabaddi League, UP Yoddha bought him, and they kept him for the next season too. Shrikant Jadhav played 25 matches and scored 141 raid points with 5 Super 10 points. In the 7th season, he scored 148 raid points in 22 matches. He then stayed with the team for the 8th season of PKL in 2021.
- Shrikant Jadhav is the brand ambassador of Winning Fits, a sports infrastructure brand.
- In October 2023, he won the bronze medal in the National Railways championships organised at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
- Shrikant Jadhav is a fitness enthusiast and regularly does physical exercises. He often shares pictures and videos of his gym sessions on social media.
- He often endorses dietary supplements on various social media platforms.