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Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Season 5: Top 5 defenders from the Jaipur leg

Vidhi Shah
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Fazel Atrachali
Fazel Atrachali (extreme right) put in a fabulous performance

The Jaipur leg in the fifth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League concluded last Thursday with most teams cementing their place in the Super Playoffs or being relegated out of contention for the same.

The home leg was not a successful one for the Jaipur Pink Panthers themselves for they slumped to defeat in five matches out of the total six. While many matches witnessed a raid fest of sorts, there were quite a few instances wherein the defence also came to the fore.

Here are the five best defenders from the past week:

#5: Fazel Atrachali (Gujarat Fortunegiants)

The Iranian import is staying true to his repute of finishing as the Best Defender in the previous season with 55 tackle points from 21 matches so far. He picked up 3 points in the match against the hosts, Jaipur and followed it up with a stellar outing of a High-5 against the Patna Pirates. With wrestling skills by his side, the defender executes solo blocks and grapples the approaching raiders away from the mid-line, thus rendering them hapless.

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