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Pro Kabaddi 2016, Season 4: 5 lesser known players who can shine in the tournament

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Surjeet (R) in an earlier match (Image credit: Twitter)

One of the oldest sports in India which has been a part of our culture and tradition for years, but hasn’t gotten its due respect, Kabbadi, found a new ray of hope with the emergence of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi in 2014. The tournament which comprises of eight franchises that represent various cities of India has gained much prominence and popularity in the world since its inception.

Now venturing into its fourth season, the League has helped many young talents to exhibit their skills and potential in front of the country, which made them stars overnight. However, there are quite a few dark horses in various franchises who are not as popular as their counterparts. Like a pot of water simmering to a boil, these players are also on the verge of emerging as the star players for their respective teams. Let us now take a look at 5 such lesser known players who can shine and make a name for themselves in Season 4:

1) Surjeet (U Mumba)

Surjeet, who plays for U Mumba and has previously been a part of Puneri Paltan, is one of the most talented and feared young players in the tournament.

The defender is expected to play in the right cover position for U Mumba as he did for the Paltan. He makes life difficult for raiders as they find it quite hard to score points when they go for raids. The 25-year-old had a very successful show in Season 3 and dazzled everyone with his amazing skills on the field, as he finished third in the list of top defenders with a total of 47 successful tackles.

In the only season he has played so far, he has attempted 75 tackles, out of which 47 have been successful. He scored 48 defence points, which gives him an average of 4 defence points per match. Only 25 years of age, he has delivered some mature performances, well beyond his years.

Despite his amazing return in terms of points, he always remained in the shadow of Manjeet Chhillar and this move to U Mumba is expected to put him in the limelight.

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