Asian Kabaddi Championships 2017: 5 PKL stars who missed out on a place in the Indian team
Two title winners with the Patna Pirates make the list.
The Asian Kabaddi Championships 2017 are a few days away and on Saturday, the 14-member Indian team was announced that will travel to Iran for the event. Earlier this month, a 39-member probables squad was called up for a training camp in Sonepat, Haryana and after two weeks of it, the final list of names is out.
Ajay Thakur will lead a raiding-heavy side at the Championships and Bengal Warriors star Surjeet will be his deputy. The squad is packed with some of the best talent the Pro Kabaddi League has to offer. However, there are a number of players, who starred for their teams in the latest edition of the league, but find themselves out of the final team.
Here are the five biggest names!
#5 Kashiling Adake
The man from Maharashtra is one of the most prolific raiders in the short history of the Pro Kabaddi League, having played all five seasons. After four editions at Dabang Delhi, the lanky raider was bought by U Mumbai for Season 5, where he showed flashes of his brilliance.
He ended up with a total of 122 points in 20 games for the side from Maharashtra, after struggling for fitness in between. While he may not have recaptured the form that made him the league's top raider in the initial editions, he could have still been a handy pick, given his experience and ability to take the game away from the opposition.