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In season 7, Rishank Devadiga pocketed 77 points, far from his best-ever of 170 in season 5. (UP Yoddha/Twitter)

'We managed to survive': UP Yoddha's Rishank Devadiga on living through pandemic

By Shivansh Gupta, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2021 09:30 AM IST
  • UP Yoddha raider Rishank Devadiga, in an exclusive chat with Hindustan Times, gave an insight into what it was like to deal with such unprecedented times.
Dabang Delhi reach maiden final.(Pro Kabaddi League)
Dabang Delhi reach maiden final.(Pro Kabaddi League)

Pro Kabaddi League 2019: Dabang Delhi to clash with Bengal Warriors in PKL final

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 11:27 PM IST
The Bulls, just like in the Eliminator against UP Yoddha, had a slow start to the game, with Delhi dominating the first few plays.
UP Yoddha defending against Pawan Sehrawat.(PKL)
UP Yoddha defending against Pawan Sehrawat.(PKL)

Bengaluru Bulls edge out UP Yoddha in extra time to enter PKL semifinal

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2019 11:13 PM IST
UP had defeated the Bulls both the times they met during the league stages and looked in complete control with Shrikant Jadhav impressing in the raids.
Players of Dabang Delhi and Bengaluru Bulls in action during the Pro Kabaddi League match at Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium in Jaipur.(PTI)
Players of Dabang Delhi and Bengaluru Bulls in action during the Pro Kabaddi League match at Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium in Jaipur.(PTI)

Seventh season of Pro Kabaddi heads into its business end

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2019 10:52 PM IST
The top six teams based on overall points will fight it out for the Championship with the top two teams Dabang Delhi KC and Bengal Warriors having automatically qualified for the semi-finals. The remaining four will fight it out in the Eliminators on 14th October.
(PKL Image)
(PKL Image)

Pro Kabaddi League 2019: UP Yoddha wrap up home leg with 45-33 win over Bengaluru Bulls

Greater Noida | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 10:58 PM IST
Yoddha, now placed third in the table with 74 points, will face sixth-placed Bulls in Eliminator 1 on October 14 in Ahmedabad.
(PKL Image)
(PKL Image)

Pro Kabaddi League 2019: UP Yoddha lose first home match of season

Greater Noida | By PTI
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 11:31 PM IST
The standout performances for UP Yoddha’s came from Shrikant Jadhav and Rishank Devadiga, who scored eight points each.
UP Yoddha tries to steal point against Delhi defenders.(PKL)
UP Yoddha tries to steal point against Delhi defenders.(PKL)

UP Yoddha beat Dabang Delhi KC 50-33

Greater Noida | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 10:06 PM IST
Monu Goyat, with 11 raid points, was the star for the UP side as the Delhi team offered very little resistance.
U Mumba beat UP Yoddha 39-36.(Pro Kabaddi League)
U Mumba beat UP Yoddha 39-36.(Pro Kabaddi League)

Pro Kabaddi League 2019: U Mumba beat UP Yoddha 39-36

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2019 10:25 PM IST
A bitterly fought first half saw UP Yoddha start on the front foot. Both teams had a high line of defence who were in no mood to let the raiders have an easy day.
UP Yoddha defeated Jaipur Pink Panthers.(PKL)
UP Yoddha defeated Jaipur Pink Panthers.(PKL)

PKL 2019: UP Yoddha defeat Jaipur Pink Panthers 38-32

Pune | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 09:16 PM IST
Surender Gill (7 points), Shrikant Jadhav (9 points) and Rishank Devadiga (8 points) all stepped up for the UP side as they overcame a stiff challenge from the season one champions to jump to fifth place on the points table.
Rishank Devadiga raiding against Gujarat Fortunegiants(PKL)
Rishank Devadiga raiding against Gujarat Fortunegiants(PKL)

UP Yoddha beat Gujarat Fortunegiants 33-26 in PKL 7

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 09:49 PM IST
UP’s defensive pair of Nitesh Kumar (4 tackle points) and Sumit (High 5 with 5 tackle points) were in red-hot form once again as the team beat last season’s runners-up Gujarat Fortunegiants to move to fifth in the points table.
UP Yoddha beat Patna Pirates 41-29.(Pro Kabaddi League)
UP Yoddha beat Patna Pirates 41-29.(Pro Kabaddi League)

Pro Kabaddi League 2019: UP Yoddha beat Patna Pirates 41-29

Bengaluru | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 11:26 PM IST
Three-time champions Patna Pirates struggled to get a stranglehold of the match despite another Super 10 ( 14 raid points) from their raider Pardeep Narwal.
UP Yoddha beat Bengal Warriors 32-29(Pro Kabaddi League.)
UP Yoddha beat Bengal Warriors 32-29(Pro Kabaddi League.)

Pro Kabaddi League 2019: UP Yoddha beat Bengal Warriors 32-29

Bengaluru | By PTI
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2019 09:54 PM IST
Bengal Warriors, the team in form, raced to a quick start with their raiding trio of Maninder Singh, K Prapanjan and Mohammad Nabibakhsh looking in form.
Dabang Delhi defeated UP Yoddha 36-27.(PKL)
Dabang Delhi defeated UP Yoddha 36-27.(PKL)

PKL 2019: Naveen Kumar stars as Dabang Delhi beat UP Yoddha 36-27

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 11:11 PM IST
Dabang Delhi defeated UP Yoddha 36-27 in the second Pro Kabaddi League match on Sunday.
UP Yoddha defeated Bengaluru Bulls in the PKL 2019.(PKL)
UP Yoddha defeated Bengaluru Bulls in the PKL 2019.(PKL)

UP Yoddha beat Bengaluru Bulls 35-33 in PKL 2019

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 11:46 PM IST
‘Hi-Flyer’ Pawan Sehrawat put in a brilliant all-round performance for side, scoring a Super 10 and also picking up three tackle points.
UP Yoddha vs Tamil Thalaivas.(PKL)
UP Yoddha vs Tamil Thalaivas.(PKL)

UP Yoddha-Tamil Thalaivas play out 28-28 draw in PKL 2019

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 11:44 PM IST
Ajay ‘Iceman’ Thakur lived up to his name and scored in the crucial buzzer raid to help his side tie the match between UP Yoddha and Tamil Thalaivas in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL).
Telugu Titans tied with UP Yoddhas.(Pro Kabaddi League)
Telugu Titans tied with UP Yoddhas.(Pro Kabaddi League)

Pro Kabaddi League 2019: Telugu Titans, UP Yoddha settle for a ‘tie’

Mumbai | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 10:23 PM IST
UP player Sumit went out of the mat and thus Telugu got a crucial point and had almost won the game on 20-19 before an unexpected thing happened.
Gujarat Fortunegiants beat UP Yoddha 44-19(Pro Kabaddi League)
Gujarat Fortunegiants beat UP Yoddha 44-19(Pro Kabaddi League)

Pro Kabaddi League 2019: Gujarat Fortunegiants beat UP Yoddha 44-19

Hyderabad | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 10:20 PM IST
Bhainswal scored six tackle points, while young Sumit, who made his debut on Friday, also impressed for the Gujarat Fortunegiants.
Gujarat beat UP 44-19 to reach top position.(Pro Kabaddi League)
Gujarat beat UP 44-19 to reach top position.(Pro Kabaddi League)

Pro Kabaddi League (PKL 7), UP Yoddha vs Gujarat Fortunegiants Live: Gujarat beat UP 44-19 to reach top position

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 08:27 PM IST

Gujarat Fortunegiants carried on their supreme form in Pro Kabaddi League as they defeated UP Yoddhas 44-19 to reach top position in the table. Raider Rohit Gulia starred for the side as he scored 11 points for his side, along with Sachin Tanwar who scored 6 raiding points. Parvesh Bhanswal was at his defensive best scoring 7 defending points to help his side. His combination with GB More, who scored 5 defending points, proved crucial in Gujarat’s big win.Follow UP Yoddhas vs Gujarat Fortunegiants Highlights here: 

Bengal Warriors defeated UP Yoddha in the PKL 7.(PKL)
Bengal Warriors defeated UP Yoddha in the PKL 7.(PKL)

Pro Kabaddi League 7: Bengal Warriors trump UP Yoddha 48-17

Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 10:10 PM IST
The raiding duo of Maninder Singh (9 points) and Mohammed Nabibaksh (10 points) troubled the Yodha defence all night and chipped in with crucial contributions.
Pro Kabaddi League (PKL 7), UP Yoddha v Bengal Warriors highlights(PKL)
Pro Kabaddi League (PKL 7), UP Yoddha v Bengal Warriors highlights(PKL)

Pro Kabaddi League (PKL 7), UP Yoddha vs Bengal Warriors Highlights: Bengal Warriors beat UP Yoddha 48-17

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 08:37 PM IST

Bengal Warriors produced a solid all-round display to beat UP Yoddha 48-17. This was the first match of the season for both teams and it was the Warriors who came out on top as they recorded their biggest win in the history of Pro Kabaddi League. The raiding duo of Maninder Singh (9 points) and Mohammed Nabibaksh (10 points) troubled the Warriors’ defence all night and chipped in with crucial contributions. Baldev Singh put on a solid display of brute strength and toughness and scored 7 tackle points.Follow highlights of UP Yoddha v Bengal Warriors here:

Monu Goyat played for Haryana Steelers last year.(Pro Kabaddi League)
Monu Goyat played for Haryana Steelers last year.(Pro Kabaddi League)

Pro Kabaddi League 2019: Raider Monu Goyat looks to overcome last year’s injury woes to win title for UP Yoddhas

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karan Prashant Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 01:30 PM IST
Raider Monu Goyat was bought by UP Yoddhas this year. He speaks to Hindustan Times about what went wrong last year with Haryana Steelers.
Bengaluru Bulls to a dominating 41-29 win over Gujarat Fortunegiants in the first qualifier.(PKL)
Bengaluru Bulls to a dominating 41-29 win over Gujarat Fortunegiants in the first qualifier.(PKL)

Bengaluru Bulls seal final spot in Pro Kabaddi League 2018

Kochi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2018 10:55 PM IST
Pawan Sehrawat continued his fine run of form and top scored for the Bengaluru Bulls with 13 raid points, while skipper Rohit Kumar amassed 11 points at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium.
UP Yoddhas rode on their defenders to make a major upset as they outclassed U Mumba 34-29 in the first eliminator of the Pro Kabaddi League.(Twitter)
UP Yoddhas rode on their defenders to make a major upset as they outclassed U Mumba 34-29 in the first eliminator of the Pro Kabaddi League.(Twitter)

Pro Kabaddi League 2018: UP Yoddha beat U Mumba 34-29

Kochi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2018 10:16 PM IST
Nitesh Kumar came up with one of the best defensive performances and scored 8 points to lead UP to victory. UP Yoddha’s defence scored 18 tackle points on a night where they tamed U Mumba’s star raider Siddharth Desai.
Pro Kabaddi League: UP Yoddha thrash Bengal Warriors 41-25(Pro Kabaddi League)
Pro Kabaddi League: UP Yoddha thrash Bengal Warriors 41-25(Pro Kabaddi League)

Pro Kabaddi League: UP Yoddha thrash Bengal Warriors 41-25

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2018 04:41 AM IST
Rishank Devadiga and Shrikant Jadhav combined to score 15 raid points for the Yoddhas while Nitesh Kumar was a rock in defence and collected six tackle points.
Players of UP Yoddha in action in the PKL.(PKL Image)
Players of UP Yoddha in action in the PKL.(PKL Image)

Pro Kabaddi League: UP Yoddha edge out U Mumba 34-32

Kolkata | By PTI
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 10:54 PM IST
The loss means that U Mumba will miss out on a top of the table finish in Zone A, while UP Yoddha kept their hopes of making the playoffs alive.
UP Yoddha produced an impressive team effort to beat defending champions Patna Pirates 47-31 in a Pro Kabaddi season six match in Panchkula on Sunday.(Pro Kabaddi League)
UP Yoddha produced an impressive team effort to beat defending champions Patna Pirates 47-31 in a Pro Kabaddi season six match in Panchkula on Sunday.(Pro Kabaddi League)

Pro Kabaddi League: UP Yoddha beat Patna Pirates 47-31

Panchkula | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2018 10:14 PM IST
UP Yoddha raiders led by Prashant Kumar Rai (10 points) were in fine form as they tormented Patna defence throughout the match.
UP Yoddha and Tamil Thalaivas played out a draw in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2018.(PKL)
UP Yoddha and Tamil Thalaivas played out a draw in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2018.(PKL)

PKL 2018: UP Yoddha, Tamil Thalaivas play out a 25-25 draw

Panchkula | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 10:07 PM IST
Prashanth Kumar Rai’s successful raid in the last minute clinched the tie for UP Yoddha. Rai was also the top scorer as he picked up 12 raid points.
Despite the win UP Yoddha remain second bottom in Zone B.(Pro Kabaddi)
Despite the win UP Yoddha remain second bottom in Zone B.(Pro Kabaddi)

Pro Kabaddi League: UP Yoddha beat Telugu Titans, U Mumba hammer Dabang Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 10:37 PM IST
Prashanth Kumar Rai was the top scorer for UP Yoddha with 8 raid points. Abozar Mighani was a rock at the back for Telugu Titans and scored six tackle points but was let down by his raiders.
Haryana Steelers made a strong start and led for the majority of the first half. But Shrikant got three points for UP Yoddha with a super raid as UP Yoddha trailed 5-7.
Haryana Steelers made a strong start and led for the majority of the first half. But Shrikant got three points for UP Yoddha with a super raid as UP Yoddha trailed 5-7.

UP Yoddha edge out Haryana Steelers 30-29 in PKL

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2018 11:08 PM IST
Monu kept Haryana ahead at 19-18 with another super raid before Prasanth Kumar Rai equalised at 21-21. Soon UP had a 28-26 lead with just three minutes remaining in the match.
Gujarat Fortunegiants are now 9 points behind leaders U Mumba in Group A.(Pro Kabaddi)
Gujarat Fortunegiants are now 9 points behind leaders U Mumba in Group A.(Pro Kabaddi)

Pro Kabaddi League: Gujarat Fortunegiants edge past UP Yoddha 37-32

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2018 10:32 PM IST
Gujarat Fortunegiants continued their unbeaten streak at home riding on a solid all-round team performance. Sunil Kumar got a high-five and Ruturaj Koravi chipped in with crucial four tackle points.
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