PKL Season 10 is set to transcend everything once the coveted Pro Kabaddi League 2023 starts on December 2nd, 2023. The expectations from PKL franchise owners and fans will be at an all-time high, as everyone would like to witness stellar performances from their favorite kabaddi superstars one after another.
Are you ready for fierce kabaddi contests once more, in which the best raiders will demonstrate their magnificent timing and strength while keeping fans on the edge until the last moment? Additionally, you shouldn’t miss out on witnessing PKL history in the making, as all athletes give their 200% on the field in PKL nail-biting clashes.
In Kabaddi matches, raiding and defending are the two crucial aspects of the game. For both raiders and defenders, you need strength, decisive skills, strong game ethics, and, of course, team strategy in place to outwit your opponents. Any overconfidence or complacency at any stage during the match could lead to defeat.
For your help, here is the list and details of the top 6 prominent PKL raiders who magnificently wooed their fans in PKL matches (all seasons).
Most Raid Points in Pro Kabaddi League
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6. Naveen Kumar
Naveen Kumar, amassing 934 raid points from 85 matches, is one of the most prolific raid scorers in PKL. He’ll represent Delhi Dabang in PKL 10 later this year. The 23-year-old holds the unique distinction of scoring 500 raid points in just 47 matches, which is still a record in the Pro Kabaddi League tournament. Naveen is an asset to any team, as he proved his mettle on the field, raiding the opponent players with full potent force. His footwork and agility can help his team gain quick points even in dire circumstances.
5. Pawan Sehrawat
Star Kabaddi athlete Pawan Sehrawat needs no introduction. He often finds himself on top of news headlines for all the right reasons. Recently, he entered the PKL record book for becoming the most expensive player when Telugu Titans bought him for a huge 2,60,50,000 INR. Pawan has been consistent in PKL matches, remaining the highest raid points scorer in three PKL seasons: PKL 5, PKL 6, and PKL 8, respectively.
Pawan’s swift movements and ability to read opponents’ next moves make him one of the fiercest PKL players to reckon with. The superstar athlete also represents Indian Railways and the Indian National Kabaddi team in domestic and international matches, respectively. His 987 raiding points from 105 matches position him as one of the leading raid point scorers in the history of PKL.
4. Deepak Niwas Hooda
Deepak made his last appearance in PKL while playing for Bengal Warriors. Unfortunately, fans might miss him in action in PKL 10 as he was unsold at the PKL 2023 auction. But that can’t take the credit away from this gifted athlete’s ability to steal points when they’re almost non-existent.
Owing to his fantastic performance in PKL matches, he was made the captain of Jaipur Pink Panthers. With 1020 raid points from 157 matches, Deepak’s ability to score big in crucial matches is well-known. He was also awarded the Best Raider Award at the Kabaddi World Cup 2016 while representing India’s national Kabaddi squad.
3. Rahul Chaudhari
Rahul Chaudhari holds the PKL record for being the first raider to score 500, 700, and 800 points in PKL. The 30-year-old has showcased his enormous ability to help his team earn raid points in crucial matches. Rahul has been a consistent performer ever since making his debut in PKL way back in 2014.
Besides PKL, Rahul has also demonstrated his athletic skills at the Asian Games and Kabaddi World Cup, making him one of the most popular Kabaddi athletes from India.
2. Maninder Singh
Bengal Warriors’ star raider Maninder Singh has been the most reliable and go-to man for his team. Maninder has the exceptional ability to promptly raid and earn points for the team in no time. The 33-year-old is known for his quick footwork, swift movements, unpredictable raids, and strong determination. He’s been representing team Bengal since 2017 and is also part of India’s much-celebrated national Kabaddi team. The veteran athlete has 1231 points from 122 PKL clashes.
1. Pardeep Narwal
Pardeep Narwal goes by Dubki King for his magnificent ability to raid opponent players in a unique dubki style and safely come back to his side untouched. His innovative raiding style and overall impressive record with a world record 1568 raid points in 153 PKL matches make him undoubtedly the most valued player in PKL.
The 26-year-old will once again don the UP Yoddha jersey this year in PKL 10. Pardeep was part of Patna Pirates, which won the PKL title thrice in the history of the Pro Kabaddi League. At present, Pardeep’s 1568 points are a world record and are likely to stay unbroken in the near future too.
No doubt, each Kabaddi athlete tries their best in PKL clashes. However, more than strengths and agility, scoring raid points depend a lot on the timing of the match and one’s decisiveness. It requires incredible talent and dedication to perform in PKL matches, assisting the team in gaining points or winning the match.
Starting December 2nd, fans will once again get an opportunity to root for their favorite teams and cheer for their chosen superstar athletes. Pro Kabaddi League 2023 will certainly be the most exciting and super thrilling sports tournament this winter.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who Scored Most Raiding Points in PKL?
The answer is Pardeep Narwal. He’s PKL’s record smasher and has 1568 raiding points in his kitty, with no competitor even distantly nearing this number.
How Many raid points has Pawan Sehrawat in PKL?
As of November 5, 2023, Pawan Sehrawat has scored a total of 987 raid points in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). He is the fifth-highest raid scorer in PKL history.