Top 5 Raiders of Pro Kabaddi League
Kabaddi is a game where one raid can change the whole game. If a raider scores more points through his raid his team gets a lead and thereafter a comfortable lead. The raider is mostly the face of the team. Pro Kabaddi League has witnessed many records by raiders right from season one.
Let’s take a look at top 5 raiders of PKL history:
1) Rahul Chaudhari, Telugu Titans
Rahul grabbed 151 raid points from 14 matches in the first season of Pro Kabaddi League. He was the second best raider of season one. In next season also, he was the second most successful raider where he clinched 98 raid points from 14 matches. He scored 87 raid points from 13 matches in season 3.
Rahul was the Best Raider of the season 4 where he managed to get 146 raid points from 16 matches. Rahul had 184 raid points from 22 matches to his name in season 5 of PKL.
Rahul has scored most super 10’s (32) (scoring 10 raid points in a match) Rahul can raid both from left and right side. While raiding he mostly uses Escape, running hand touches. He has played all PKL seasons from Telugu Titans and will also play for them in upcoming season 6.
2) Pardeep Narwal, Patna Pirates
Pardeep Narwal was part of Bengaluru Bulls in season 2 where he did not get chance in starting seven. But in season 3 he was signed by Patna Pirates. He managed to score 116 raid points from 16 matches.
Pardeep Narwal scored 131 raid points from 16 matches in the fourth season of PKL. Pardeep scored 369 raid points from 26 matches in season 5. Pardeep has 29 super 10’s to his name. He has done the most (32) super raids. Dubki is the signature move of Pardeep. He will be seen raiding for Patna Pirates in season 6.
3) Ajay Thakur, Tamil Thalaivas
Ajay Thakur was part of Bengaluru Bulls in season 1 and 2 of PKL. In season 1 he scored 122 raid points from 15 matches. He got injured in the season 2, but still managed to score 79 raid points in 13 matches and was the third highest raid points scorer.
For season 3 and 4, Ajay played for Puneri Paltan. Due to a knee injury, Ajay could manage to score only 56 points from 14 matches in season 3. Even in the season 4, he scored only 63 raid points from 16 matches.
In season 5 he scored 213 raid points from 22 matches while playing for Tamil Thalaivas. Ajay has scored 18 super raids and 21 super 10’s. Frog jump, running hand touch and escape are mostly used moves by him while playing. Ajay will be part of Tamil Thalaivas once again.
4) Deepak Hooda, Jaipur Pink Panthers
Deepak played for Telugu Titans in season 1 and 2. He scored 87 raid points from 14 matches in the first season. Deepak managed to score 60 raid points from 15 matches in season 2 of PKL.
He was purchased by Puneri Paltan in season 3, where he grabbed 69 raid points from 12 matches. He performed well in season 4 by clinching 126 raid points from 16 matches. He was the third highest raid points scorer in that edition of PKL.
Deepak scored 172 raid points from 24 matches. He has scored 14 super raids and super 10’s. He mostly uses running hand toches while raiding. In the upcoming season of PKL Deepak Hooda will be part of Jaipur Pink Panthers raiding unit.
5) Kashiling Adake, Bengaluru Bulls
Kashiling Adake was part of Dabang Delhi K.C. in first four seasons. In the inaugural season of PKL Kashiling scored 113 raid points from 14 matches. By having most 114 raid points from 14 matches he became ‘Best Raider of the Season’.
In season 3, Kashiling was successful in scoring 75 raid points from 11 matches. He got 78 raid points from 13 matches. After being brought by U Mumba in season 5, Kashiling scored 114 raid points from 20 matches.
There are 14 super 10’s and 20 super raids to his name. Lion jump and running hand touches are mostly used by him. Kashiling will be seen raiding for Bengaluru Bulls.
Most Raid Points in PKL History:
666 Points – Rahul Chaudhari – 79 Matches Played
625 Points – Pardeep Narwal – 64 Matches Played
529 Points – Ajay Thakur – 80 Matches Played
514 Points – Deepak Hooda – 81 Matches Played
494 Points – Kashiling Adake – 72 Matches Played