With the second season of the Pro Kabbadi League (PKL) starting in a months’ time, let us take a moment and rewind to have a sneak peek at a list of 5 players who pumped up the adrenaline and displayed quite a mammoth tenacity on the field in the first season.
From scoring high points at the crucial moments to elite defenses to equally adept showmanship, these players have carved an indelible spot for themselves. Here is the list of Top 5 players from PKL 2014 who catapulted themselves into the spotlight through their above reproach performances:
5. Surender Nada – Team U Mumba
The incredible performance of this player made him one of the top defenders of the season, finishing with a whopping 48 points. He was the second highest scoring defender in the first season and helped his team reached the final of the tournament.
In addition, his ingenious technique of confining the raider by the ankles has captured the eye of many fans and made him a household name. Despite a tender age of just 25, this defender has mastered defending and has emerged as a leader among his team. With a keen eye for capturing the opponent and a calm head over the shoulders, he was one of the players of the tournament.
4. Maninder Singh – Jaipur Pink Panthers
This 24-year old, primarily a raider, hails from Jalandhar, Punjab. He made heads turn when he scored an epic eight points in the finale of the season against U-Mumba. As a result, he earned the label of ‘Jaipur ka Panther’.
He played 16 games in the season and earned his team an important 129 points during his raids. With a stellar performance throughout the season, Maninder Singh was one of the key players in Jaipur’s run to the title in the inaugural season of the PKL.