Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Season 5: Raiding records tumble on second day of Ranchi leg
Touted as the poster boy of Indian kabaddi, Rahul Chaudhari has been one of the most consistent performers in the Pro Kabaddi League across the five seasons. He is one of only four players to have played for the same team since the start of the competition and while he has not had the best of seasons this time around, his abilities on the mat are still beyond doubt.
He has a host of records and landmarks to his name and on Saturday, he added another one to his kitty as he consolidated his position as the league's best-ever raider and highest raid point scorer, crossing the 600 mark in the match against the Bengaluru Bulls. He becomes the first raider to do so and it really is a fine testament to his consistency.
He had crossed the 500 landmark earlier this season and before the match, his tally stood at 595. He completed his 600th point with a bonus in the first half and he almost had to go off as he was awarded the point only after review!
His team produced a late charge, in the end, to fight back and secure an unlikely draw, which keeps them barely afloat in the race for the title. Chaudhari will be proud of his efforts as he remains the best raider since the inception of the league.
However, if there is one man who can challenge him, it is Patna Pirates' maverick Pardeep Narwal, who is currently the Season 5 top scorer by a huge margin. He produced yet another memorable performance against the UP Yoddha, producing a super raid in the dying moments of the match to wrest the match away from the opposition's clutches.
He finished with 15 points on the night, making it yet another Super 10 for the superstar. And with that effort, he broke the record for the most number of consecutive Super 10s in a season, with his sixth in a row. Additionally, he is now tied with Anup Kumar for the record of the most number of Super 10s in a season -- a mark which he can break on Sunday itself, such is his ability!