5 defensive records that can be broken in Pro Kabaddi League season 4
Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League is back with its 4th season in the last 24 months and this time, it promises to be better, bigger and more entertaining than ever, with players from 12 different nationalities ready to battle it out in 7 different cities across the country.
All the franchises underwent a major squad revamp at the recently concluded Pro Kabaddi auctions in Mumbai with each team retaining only two of their previous players for the upcoming season.
The most pleasing aspect of the auctions was that the 5 most expensive players to be bought were defenders, which clearly shows the franchises’ inclination towards having a much more defence-oriented squad at their disposal.
Just like Castrol Activ Actibonds cling on to each other and offer continuous protection to the engine, enabling it to perform much better, defenders help give the team protection, stability and confidence, which the raiders then convert into points and eventually, wins.
Let us have a look at 5 defensive records that can be broken in Pro Kabaddi League season 4 -
Most successful tackles in a single season – 56 (Manjeet Chhillar)
Puneri Paltan skipper Manjeet Chhillar gathered a mammoth total of 56 successful tackles in the 3rd season of the Pro Kabaddi League side while helping his side to their 1st ever semi-final appearance in the process.
Chhillar, along with Ajay Thakur and Somvir Shekhar, left the Bengaluru Bulls’ squad to join the Paltan at the start of the 3rd season. The 29-year old led the team from the front and became the only player to gather 50 or more successful tackles in a single season twice.
His performances last year showed that there can be no real cap on how good defenders can be, and a season filled with defensive stars across all teams indicates that there is high chance we see a player record more than 56 successful tackles in season 4.