5 Pro Kabaddi League signings that showcase teams' emphasis on defensive solidity
5 signings in PKL season four that showed the importance of defenders
Kabaddi is a game that requires team work and coordination between the players of a team, to ensure success and clinch victory. All the members of the team are equally important, and each has his own role to play for a successful outcome.
The team that scores the most number of points wins the game, so raiders are quite essential for a team. At the same time, defenders also have a significant role to play as they stop the raiders from scoring points.
Nowadays, teams are paying special emphasis on defensive solidity along with having a flamboyant offense. Defense is what helps teams convert their strengths into a championship, and teams are all focused on getting that aspect right.
Defenders in Kabaddi play the role of providing that protection to their team as they cling on to each other to protect the interests of the team, allowing the attackers to focus on scoring points for their team, very similar to how the Castrol Activ Actibonds cling on to protect the engine, allowing for better function and performance continuously.
Of the 7 most expensive signings in the Pro Kabaddi League season 4 auction, 5 were defenders, showcasing the importance of defenders in the game. Let’s take a look at these signings -
Surender Nada - 30 lakhs
Surender Nada was a vital cog in the wheels of U Mumba, and was one of the main reasons for their brilliant display in the first season. He will be donning the hat of captain for Bengaluru Bulls this season, who bought him for a price of 30 lakhs.
His arsenal includes the ankle hold and thigh hold, and he is one of the toughest customers to deal with for raiders in the left cover, a position he has made his own. He had quiet outings in season 3 as he was kept out of U Mumba’s team by Fazel Atrachali, but Nada would be hoping to find his form back and lead the Bulls to the title this season.