Top 5 Defenders of PKL 6 that defended their teams very well
Pro Kabaddi League season has been ended with Bengaluru Bulls winning their maiden title. It has been a memorable journey with thrilling matches, individual performances and sizzling atmosphere at the venues. As far as individual defencive performances are concerned many young players like Baldev Singh, Ruturaj Koravi, Narender have emerged from the league. Also, established players such as Fazel Atrachali, Manjeet Chhillar, Ravinder Pahal have continued their performances. Nitesh Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Sunil Kumar have improved their game.
Top Five Defenders of Pro Kabaddi League Season 6:
1) Nitesh Kumar, UP Yoddha
Ankle hold specialist Nitesh Kumar is the most tackle points scorer defender. He has scored 100 tackle points from 25 games with holding an average of 4 tackle points per match. He has 8 Super Tackles and 8 High 5’s to his name. He has won ‘Best Defender of The Season’ award of PKL 6. The right corner has set the new record of most tackle points in a season. Nitesh has a major contribution in UP Yoddha’s journey till the playoffs.
2) Parvesh Bhainswal, Gujarat Fortunegiants
PKL 6 runner-up Gujarat Fortunegiant’s Parvesh Bhainswal has clinched 86 tackle points from 25 matches. Right cover Parvesh has formed a best defencive partnership with his skipper Sunil Kumar in the league. Parvesh has the signature move block which has made him successful in PKL 6. He holds an average of 3.44 tackle points per match. Also, he has 4 Super Tackles and 5 High 5’s to his name.
3) Fazel Atrachali, U Mumba
U Mumba skipper Fazel Atrachali grabbed 83 tackle points from 23 matches. 6 High 5’s and 3 Super Tackles are scored by him with an average of 3.61. He was the backbone of U Mumba’s defencive combination. His combination with left cover Surinder Singh was also significant for U Mumba to make it till the playoffs after a gap of two seasons. Ankle hold and dash are the most used moves by Fazel.
4) Sunil Kumar, Gujarat Fortunegiants
Gujarat Fortunegiants captain and left cover Sunil Kumar has grabbed 76 tackle points from 25 matches with holding an average of 3.04 tackle points per match. He has 4 Super Tackles and 3 High 5’s to his name. Blocks and dashes are his signature moves. Sunil led his team’s defence from the front till the final. As a result, Gujarat defence was counted as one of the deadliest defense of the campaign. His defencive partnership with the right cover Parvesh Bhainswal was one of the best in the league.
5) Sandeep Kumar Dhull, Jaipur Pink Panthers
Ankle hold and waist hold specialist Sandeep Kumar Dhull ended his tackle points tally on 67 points in 22 games. He held the average of 3.05 tackle points per match. Also scored 5 Super Tackles and 4 High 5’s. Sandeep was phenomenal at his left corner position. Unfortunately, he did not get enough support from the other Jaipur Pink Panthers defenders and his team got eliminated from the group stage.