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5 defensive specialists playing for the same team again in Pro Kabaddi League season 4

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Defenders are as important to a team as raiders, when it comes to the game of Kabaddi. While the main duty of raiders is to raid their opponents’ den and score points, the sole mission of the defenders is to ensure opposition raiders are unsuccessful in their attempts, and use various maneuvers to stop the raiders.

The auction for Pro Kabaddi League season 4 saw many teams getting a new look as players were sold from one team to another. However, a few teams showed their faith and belief in defensive specialists, who will be donning the same jerseys as the previous seasons in the 4th season as well.

Just like Castrol Activ’s Actibonds help protect the engine and allow it to perform better continously, these defenders have helped their teams perform better with their dedicated and impeccable defense all these years.


Let us now take a look at 5 such defenders, who will be playing for the same teams as the previous seasons -

Rohit Rana (Jaipur Pink Panthers)

Rohit Rana is a selfless player whose defensive abilities make raiders think twice before taking him on. Rana had an amazing season 1, and was instantly recognizable on the court with his heavily bandaged face.

He had 38 tackle points in 15 matches to his name in season 1, and was one of the essential factors for Jaipur’s triumph in the inaugural season of PKL. Season 2 wasn’t so great for him, as he just had 15 tackle points from 10 matches.

Rana’s main weapon is the dash, and he is quite fast for his physique. One of his main fortes is the thigh hold, a move that has stopped many raiders from scoring points. Rana performs best when he plays with Ran Singh, another talented defender, and their partnership is one of the most formidable among all the eight franchises.

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