Top 5 impressive debuts in this PKL so far
Pro Kabaddi League is the new platform for youngsters to show their Kabaddi skills. Here a player becomes a star with an impressive performance in just one match. Many players like Rahul Chaudhari, Deepak Hooda, Rishank Devadiga, Girish Ernak, Mohit Chhillar have emerged from Pro Kabaddi. They also got the chance to represent the Indian team and brought glory to the nation.
Each season witnesses some young players who put up a great show. In the sixth edition of PKL, there are many players who delivered some match-winning and memorable performances. Some of them are playing their maiden PKL. Siddharth Desai, Naveen Kumar, Ruturaj Koravi, Naveen and Manjeet are the players who have made this season to their names.
Young players who made their debut successful in ongoing PKL season 6:
1) Siddharth Desai – U Mumba
U Mumba’s raiding sensation Siddharth Desai has become a popular name for all Kabaddi fans. U Mumba added him in their squad due to his heroics at National Championships. With 131 raid points to his name from 12 matches, U Mumba’s Siddarth Desai is the top raider of PKL 6. He is the player with most 8 Super 10’s and has scored 5 Super Raids. He is the fastest player to score 50 raid points in PKL history and also jointly holds the record with Rahul Chaudhari of scoring fastest 100 raid points.
2) Naveen Kumar – Dabang Delhi K.C.
Naveen Kumar is the youngest player in PKL 6 and the first player born in the 21st century to play in the league. He is the second youngest player to score Super 10. Naveen is very successful with his running hand touches. He has clinched 89 raid points with the help of four Super 10’s in 11 games. Naveen is now top raider for Delhi. Naveen has the ability to pick up points in crunch situations.
3) Ruturaj Koravi – Gujarat Fortunegiants
Hailing from Maharashtra, right corner Ruturaj Koravi has been phenomenal for Gujarat in his maiden PKL campaign. Ruturaj has a huge contribution in Maharashtra’s 65th Senior National Championships triumph. He has 29 tackle points to his name from 12 matches with the help of 2 Super Tackles. His combination with left corner Sachin Vitthala has worked for the team. Block is the signature move of Ruturaj in defense.
4) Naveen – Haryana Steelers
Due to the injury of Wazir Singh, Naveen got a chance in starting seven of Haryana Steelers. Right raider Naveen is the supportive raider to Vikash Khandola. He has cliched 56 raid points in 12 games. Naveen has 3 Super Raids and 1 Super Raid to his name. He is successful with his touches and escapes.
5) Manjeet – Patna Pirates
Patna Pirate’s Manjeet who is the part of Services team that won Federation Cup 2018 is also one of the emerging players of PKL season 6. In his debut match against Tamil Thalaivas, he managed to get 8 raid points. Till now he has 50 raid points to his name from 10 matches. Running hand touch is the signature move of this right raider. He has scored one Super Ten and two Super Tens.