Pro Kabaddi League 2018: 3 Young players who will shine this season
#2 Pawan Kumar Shehrawat (Bengaluru Bulls)
Match 8, Season 6 between Bengaluru Bulls and Tamil Thalaivas was pretty much over by halftime. The Bulls led 28-12. Despite a lone fightback from Ajay Thakur, the Bulls held on for a win. Their lead was albeit an unexpected source.
Young raider Pawan Kumar Shehrawat scored two super raids in the first half. One of them was a five-point raid. Rohit Kumar, the captain was suffering from a niggle and put in just two raids. This was a great chance of Pawan to show what he was made of.
He is a nimble-footed and very swift across the court and specializes in the running hand touch. He is dynamic and is able to quickly change direction.
This he showed when he targeted nervous right cover Ponparthiban and every time the defender was revived, he went and got him again.
He is also very good with the turn and showed great maturity and awareness that day. This is evident with his three super raids that day. He was also tackled only once and this showcases his escaping ability.
Used as a substitute last season, the coach backed him for starts this year and he will be pleased to see that it has paid off.
Rohit Kumar, the captain is fit now and will start to put in more raids and Kashiling Adake has given a good performance as well.
This will certainly affect his raiding opportunities. Yet the team has seen what he can do and he has already made quite an impact on the league. They will surely back him and let this young star shine along with the prospects of a title-winning campaign.