Five players with powerful debuts
1. Pankaj Mohite – Puneri Paltan
Leading player of Puneri Paltan Nitin Tomar was injured and Pankaj got a chance. Pankaj took full advantage of the opportunity he got. Pankaj scored 113 points in 16 matches this season. In Nitin’s absence, Manjeet was playing as the Paltan’s leading raider. Pankaj gave him the right accompaniment. Though Puneri Paltan’s journey in the season ended in the preliminary round, there is no doubt that they got a good raider in the form of Pankaj.
2. V Ajit Kumar – Tamil Thalaivas
Most of the time, Ajit used to be the lone player of Tamil Thalaivaj on the mat after everyone getting out. Ajit, however, used to go to the opposition with great difficulty and save the team’s all-out by scoring points. This season, Ajit scored 121 points in 19 matches. Ajit’s ability to score points under pressure won the hearts of many.
3. Vinay Tewatia – Haryana Steelers
The Haryana Steelers will have to mention Vinay as a gem found in the seventh season. Vinay left a good impression while supporting Vikas Kandola and Prakash Rai. Vinay scored 129 points in 23 matches. He did well in the first match he played for Haryana. Impressed by his performance, the team management gave Vinay a chance to be in the starting seven in every match from there. At the end of the season, he was the second highest-scoring raider from the Haryana Steelers.
4. Sumit – UP Yodha
5. Mohammad Nabi Bakhsh – Bengal Warriors