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PKL 2019: 5 elite players who disappointed the fans

Modified 24 Oct 2019, 22:18 IST
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#4 Abozar Mohajermighani, Telugu Titans

Abozar Mighani
Abozar Mighani's poor form played a major role in Telugu Titans' failure

Matches - 18, Tackle Points - 39, Average Successful Tackles/Match - 2

The captain of Telugu Titans, Abozar Mighani seemed to have lost his touch in PKL 2019 as he could manage only a solitary High 5 in the entire season. Playing at the corner position, the Iranian defender remained silent in the first half of the tournament. He found some form in the latter matches but Telugu Titans had lost a lot of matches by then.

Ultimately, the team management benched him and tried some new players in his place. Also, they handed over the reins to Siddharth Desai, which is a sign that they may release Mighani from the squad ahead of PKL 2020.

#3 Girish Maruti Ernak, Puneri Paltan

Girish Ernak struggled to keep the raiders down
Girish Ernak struggled to keep the raiders down

Matches - 17, Tackle Points - 35, Average Successful Tackles/Match - 1.82

Girish Ernak is one of the few players who has been a part of the Pro Kabaddi League ever since its inception. Donning the Puneri Paltan jersey in PKL 2019, Ernak could only score 35 tackle points in 17 matches and his average successful tackles per match were less than 2.

With just 1 High 5 and 3 Super Tackles in the season, his performances must have definitely disappointed the kabaddi fans of Pune. He had picked up 64 and 56 tackle points in Season 5 and 6 respectively. However, this year, he could not support the other defenders as the Puneri Paltan exited the tournament early, despite being the best defensive unit of the tournament.

Published 24 Oct 2019, 22:18 IST
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