Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Season 5: Top 5 raiders from the Haryana leg
The Pro Kabaddi caravan reached the state of Haryana for the first time since its inception for the home leg of the JSW-owned Haryana Steelers, one of the four new entrants in the league's fifth edition. Sonepat is often regarded as the hot-bed of India's homegrown sport and if one was present in person at the Motilal Nehru School of Sports during the past week, the atmosphere in there was electric, to say the least. People thronged to the stadium in huge numbers not just to witness their home team but a host of other players across all teams who hail from their very own land.
Sonepat, then rightly welcomed PKL and lived up to its reference of the "bastion" of kabaddi with some spectacular matches taking place all throughout the week.
The home team had a mixed run of sorts, wherein they did embark on a good start but were not able to carry forth the momentum and finished their six consecutive matches with two wins, draws and losses each.
Primarily, a leg where the defence was the stronghold for most teams, we did not see many matches wherein there was a raid fest. However, the raiders did come to the party in their own measure and Sportskeeda thus looks at the 5 best players who led the attack for their team with their exploits on the mat.
#5 Srikanth Jadhav (U Mumba)
In a recent video, the local Maharashtra boy, Srikanth had highlighted the fact that he is living his dream at the moment while playing for U Mumba. One of the young guns, who has been particularly impressive given his ability to thrive in pressure situations when on a raid, Srikanth is one raider to watch out for in the near future.
In the match against the Patna Pirates, he led the charge alongside Kashi and picked up 12 raid points for the team, thus relieving the pressure off skipper Anup's shoulders.