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

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Rishank Devadiga outshone everybody else in the Jaipur leg

The Sawai Mansingh Stadium was a witness to some spectacular kabaddi action as it played the host to the Jaipur leg of the Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Season 5. Records were broken and history was created as raiders put up a show for the ages.

The last day of the leg turned out to be the most memorable one with Rishank Devadiga leaving an indelible mark. Apart from him, there were four other raiders who too performed with aplomb.

Here are the top 5 raiders from the Jaipur leg:

1. Rishank Devadiga (UP Yoddha)

Simply put, Rishank Devadiga was devastating against the hapless Jaipur Pink Panthers. With a stupendous 28-point haul, he just etched his name in the record books. It made him the raider with the highest number of raid points across all five seasons of the PKL, breaking the record of 24 points achieved by Pardeep Narwal and Kashiling Adake.

The stats were unbelievable - out of 27 raid attempts, he scored in 19 and was tackled just once! Four out of those 19 were ruthless Super Raids as the opponent defenders huffed and puffed to keep him under control.

Rishank was unstoppable right from the start. By the 11th minute, he already had a Super 10. As the first half finished, the scoreboard showed that Devadiga had 15 raid points which was the highest number achieved by any PKL raider in the first half of any match.

The fact that he accomplished this mind-boggling feat the first time he was saddled with the responsibility of captaining his team in the absence of Nitin Tomar, must have made the achievement even sweeter. 

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