Pawan Sehrawat : In the world of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), where adrenaline-pumping raids and bone-crushing tackles are the norm, the stakes have never been higher. This year’s PKL auction witnessed a thrilling showdown as the Indian kabaddi captain, Pawan Sehrawat, once again asserted his dominance as the most expensive player in the league, leaving Iran’s Mohammadreza Shadloui in his wake.
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Last year, Pawan Sehrawat secured a contract worth a whopping 2.26 Crores with Tamil Thalaivas. However, his season was cut short due to injury. In a remarkable comeback, Pawan set the stage on fire with his stellar performance during the 2023 season, donning the Bengaluru Bulls jersey. He amassed an impressive 314 points, reminding everyone why he’s considered a kabaddi legend. This year, the Telugu Titans were willing to break the bank for this kabaddi sensation, acquiring his services for an astonishing 2.6 Crores. Pawan Sehrawat has truly become the flagbearer of Indian kabaddi, his resilience shining through every challenge he faces.
Mohammadreza Shadloui, the star Iranian all-rounder, entered the PKL 2023 auction with great anticipation. Shadloui had previously played for Patna Pirates during season 9 and was a force to be reckoned with. He was known for his incredible tackle points, accumulating 74 points in 20 matches, the second-highest in the season. The 23-year-old Iranian prodigy took the auction by storm when he was acquired by Puneri Paltan for a substantial 2.35 Crores, making him the most expensive foreign player in PKL’s history. Shadloui is not only a defensive powerhouse but also a formidable raider, securing five points from raids throughout the season. He showcased his prowess by being the top defender in the 2022 season, accumulating 89 tackle points.
Maninder Singh, the captain of Bengal Warriors, was another big catch. The team used the Final Bid Match (FBM) option to secure his services for 2.22 Crores. Fazel Atrachali, the former record holder for the most expensive foreign player, was signed by Gujarat Giants for 1.6 Crores. Siddharth Desai, the former Telugu Titans raider, entered the elite “1-crore club” when Haryana Steelers made a significant investment in his talent.
The PKL auction was a whirlwind of excitement and intense bidding wars, with fans eagerly awaiting the outcome of each bid. As Pawan Sehrawat reclaims his title as the most expensive player in the league, and Mohammadreza Shadloui etches his name in PKL history as the priciest foreign player, the stage is set for an electrifying season of kabaddi action.
Stay tuned for more updates as we approach the much-anticipated PKL season, where these kabaddi giants will strive to prove their worth on the mat once again.