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10 Best players of the Pro Kabaddi League

As of today’s date, Kabaddi has been one of the toughest and successful sports in India. Pro Kabaddi League is a professional Kabaddi League of India that was launched in 2014 but still has more popularity than the Kabaddi World Cup. Through events like the Pro Kabaddi League, many Kabaddi players are getting a chance to showcase their talent to the world and encourage others to take up Kabaddi as a professional sport. So, in this article we will look at the 10 best players of the Pro Kabaddi League.

Here, we take a glance at the top 10 best players of the Pro Kabaddi League

10. Sandeep Narwal

The story of Narwal’s career is one of the most interesting and evolving to go from being a corner defender to one of the best all-rounders to play the sport. He stands at number ten among the list of players with the most points in PKL. Moreover, he has an amazing built and a height of 180 cm Sandeep has the physique of a proper Kabaddi player.

9. Naveen Kumar

Known as Naveen Express, he has been the star of the Pro Kabaddi League in the last two seasons. Being a 21-year-old mini cracker, Naveen has shackled almost every defender with his unmatchable speed. The Highly-rated raider became the first player born in the 21st century to featured in the VIVO PKL in season 6. He is highly skilled and is also known for his insane agility of performing running hand touches. Not to mention, he has achieved immense fame and recognition at the mere age of 21. 

Also Read: Top five Best Defenders in Pro Kabaddi League

8. Rohit Kumar

He led his debuting team Patna Pirates to victory with his incredible attacking abilities. He scored 102 raid points in 12 matches and won the ‘Most Valuable Player of the season. Without a doubt, this performance got instant recognition for him which increased his bid value. Although his form has dipped in the last couple of years, he brings experience and calmness to the table.

7. Maninder Singh

Bengal Warriors’ current captain Maninder Singh is the fifth player to make it to the list of 10 best players of Pro Kabaddi League. Maninder scored 746 points in his PKL career of 81 matches. Maninder Singh is a top-class attacking player in the league. He is a smart player and indeed very calculative when it comes to raiding the enemy lines. Not only he fools defenders with his precise and intelligent movement but also leaves defenders confused.

6. Rahul Chaudhari

He is one of the key players in the Indian National Kabaddi team who gained massive popularity for his quick and consistent raids. Apart from this, he is the first player and raider to score more than 700 points in PKL.  Chaudhari has played 122 PKL matches so far and is also the second player to score over 1000 total points in the league. In the 8th season, he is with the team Puneri Paltan. In the previous seasons, he was with Telugu Titans, and then he moved to Tamil Thalaivas.

Also Read: Top 10 Best Defenders In Pro Kabaddi League History

5. Deepak Niwas Hooda

He is the most successful all-rounder of the pro kabaddi league. Furthermore, he was part of the Indian team which won the gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games. This youngster is also the captain for the team India representing Kabaddi at international levels. The skipper of Jaipur Pink Panther and ace all-rounder Deepak Niwas Hooda is the third most successful raider of the Pro Kabaddi League. He has scored 870 raid points in 125 matches. He is a vital member of the squad and will be important for his team’s success.

4. Ajay Thakur

He is the player with one of the most illustrious careers in Indian Kabaddi. He is most often known as the ‘India’s best Raider”. This awesome player have also represented the country in International Kabaddi Championships. He’s the awardee of both Padma Shri and Arjuna awards for his numerous contributions to Indian Kabaddi. He has scored 791 points in 117 matches. Although he wasn’t at his very best last year, he still is one of the best in the business.

3. Manjeet Chillar

He is one of India’s most famous Kabaddi players whose career is nothing more than full of amazement. Manjeet was initially a Wrestler, and an injury made him change his choice to Kabaddi. Manjeet received the prestigious Arjuna Award for his contribution to sports in 2015.

Also Read: 5 Players with Highest Raid Points in Pro Kabaddi League(PKL) History

 2. Pawan Kumar Sherawat

Pawan Kumar single-handedly helped the Bengaluru Bulls to win the PKL 2018 with 22 raid points from 25 raids. He had 282 points in the Pro Kabaddi 2018, the most by any player in the season. His another accomplishment is he is one of the emerging kabaddi players who made the list of top 10 kabaddi players in the world. He holds the record of scoring the most points (39) in a single match. He emerged as the number one raider in the past two seasons of Vivo PKL.

1. Pradeep Narwal

He is one of the most recognized names in the World of Kabaddi. In addition to this, he is currently the highest raid-point scorer in league history. The Haryana-born player gets the nickname the ‘Dubki King’, for his signature move is the ‘Dubki’, a move which requires tremendous flexibility and skillfulness. He holds the record of the highest bid player at 1.65 Crore INR in Pro Kabaddi auction 2021. Unquestionably, he stands at number one among the list of players with the most points in PKL. His unbelievable raiding skills make him one of the best players in this league.

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