Cleaning up the court: 5 players who got the opposition all out with their raid
The sport of Kabaddi rarely lets you settle down. Such is the pulsating nature of the sport that you are on the edge of your seat if not jumping up and down on it. Super raids, super tackles, all outs, all change the game on its head and the beauty of the sport is that there can be many such moments during the course of a game.
We take a look these game changers in Star Sports Pro Kabaddi who often are at hand to do the clean-up job that helps them drive the opponents off the court and force an all-out.
This is important as these players are completely committed to the team’s cause and are ready to continuously protect their team, just like the Castrol Activ ActiBond molecules provide continuous protection by clinging on to the engine, even when it is off, preventing wear and tear and protecting from rust.
Here are five players who got the opposition out with their raids.
Ajay Thakur (Puneri Paltan)
One of the most attacking raiders in Pro Kabaddi, an empty raid doesn’t interest the tall Puneri Paltan raider. Ajay Thakur often goes all-out with his raids and his long arms help score points in abundance.
Known to score points in a heap, Ajay Thakur can raid the opponents off the field. His super raid against U Mumba in last season’s final forced an all-out on the hosts, bringing Bengaluru Bulls right back in the contest.
Meraj Sheykh (Telugu Titans)
The Iranian skipper is lighting quick and glides through the opposition half. The wily raider often attracts challenges after a touch, to eventually prove too quick for the challenging defenders. The result is often a super raid or more. Merja Sheykh’s four-point raid against the Patna Pirates last season was a prime example of his ability
Jang Kun Lee (Bengal Warriors)
The tall Korean raider is unplayable on his day. His long legs not just help him in chipping away with bonus points, it aids him greatly in getting touch points also.
Possessing great strength and agility, it requires more defenders than one to stop Lee from running away with the points. But more often than not, even that’s not enough leaving teams on the cusp of an all-out.
Rahul Chaudhari (Telugu Titans)
One of the best raiders in Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League, Rahul Chaudhari is most lethal when sniffing an all-out. While many would try to avoid a super tackle, Chaudhari is the one that goes for the kill while being successful on most occasions.
The Telugu Titans skipper is at his best when swimming against the tide, the shackles are off him and he has the license to raid and raid big.
Rajesh Narwal (Jaipur Pink Panthers)
The Jaipur Pink Panthers raider is a master of the super raid. Rajesh Narwal is quick to pounce on the defender and create havoc in the opposition defence. Narwal is an extremely clever raider and is known to pick up points while escaping post a touch. Rajesh Narwal is another one who is an expert at the cleaning job.