PKL History: 5 players that teams should have never released
Pro Kabaddi League has become the top kabaddi league of the world thanks to the enthralling action and entertainment the players provide to the fans. The league earlier had only 8 teams but looking at the tournament’s enormous success, the organizers expanded it to a 12-team league.
A lot of unknown Kabaddi players have become celebrities because of the Pro Kabaddi League and they have also helped their teams gain an immense number of followers.
However, only a few players in the Pro Kabaddi League have been able to stay with the same franchise for years. There were some star players whose performances dipped after they left their first franchise while there have been cases where the players rose to stardom when they joined a new franchise.
Much to their first franchise’s disappointment, the-then benched players have even helped other teams win championships.
In this article, we will have a look at the 5 players which Pro Kabaddi teams should not have released.
#5 Pawan Kumar Sehrawat - Gujarat Fortunegiants
Playing for Gujarat Fortunegiants - 10 points in 9 matches
After leaving Gujarat Fortunegiants - 282 points in 24 matches
Pawan Sehrawat was the biggest star of the sixth season of Pro Kabaddi League. Playing for the Bengaluru Bulls, the raider collected 271 raid points in 24 games and helped his side win the title.
He scored 13 Super 10s in Season 6 much to the dismay of his former franchise Gujarat Fortunegiants, who had released him just before Season 6. While Manpreet Singh is known to have trust and faith in the young blood, it was a surprising move from his side to let go of someone like Pawan Sehrawat.
Pawan made sure that his former coach regrets selling him by performing well in the season’s finale against Gujarat Fortunegiants.