Asian Kabaddi Championships 2017: 4 players who did not deserve a spot in the Indian team
It remains to see how these players perform with the star-studded team India will have on show at the championships.
At the conclusion of the coaching camp in Sonepat ahead of the Asian Kabaddi Championships to be held in Iran from November 23rd-26th, the Amateur Kabaddi Federation of India announced the 14-man squad that will represent India at the tournament.
While the squad boasts of some fantastic players who will be raring to go at the back of excellent performances in the Pro Kabaddi League, the list has also sprung minuscule surprises with some players being picked even though they did not have the best of seasons.
Here is the list of players who have made the final cut but probably did not deserve it, owing purely to their performance in the fifth season of the Pro Kabaddi League.
#4 Mahendra Singh Dhaka
Primarily a right cover, Mahendra Singh Dhaka's selection into the final 14 certainly raised some eyebrows with him hardly featuring in the PKL Season 5.
A veteran for Rajasthan, the defender impressed the Services coach which also landed him an Air Force job but in the PKL, Dhaka featured only in two matches for the Steelers, scoring zero points.
He travels to Iran as a backup option for Surjeet and looking at the past season of the PKL, there were plenty of other names who could have replaced him.