Pro Kabaddi League 2018: Top 5 raiders from the season
The Bengaluru Bulls emerged as the champions of the Pro Kabaddi League 2018 with a thrilling 38-33 win over the Gujarat Fortune Giants. While the focus was on Bengaluru's ability to rise above the pressure, the spotlight fell on Pawan Sehrawat, who picked up a whopping 22 raid points to single-handedly pile misery on the Fortune Giants.
Sehrawat, who was already assured of the 'Green Sleeve' ahead of the first qualifier was in scintillating form all through the season as he notched up 13 Super-10s from 24 matches and in the process also picked up 271 raids points from the season.
While Sehrawat breezed through numerous oppositions with his myriad set of skills, other notable moments involved raiders making merry on many an occasion as the defenders were kept on their toes right throughout the season.
Here, we look at five raiders who made a massive impact all through the season.
#5 Maninder Singh - Bengal Warriors
The burly Bengal Warriors raider was in good form this season as he notched up 206 raid points from 22 matches, including nine 'Super-10s', with his best performance coming against Bengaluru Bulls, when he picked up 17 points from 20 raids in the Warriors' 44-37 win that propelled his team up the table.
Maninder Singh's first 'Super-10' was against the Telugu Titans when he picked up 11 points and followed it up with an improved 16-point show in a tense 40-40 against the UP Yoddha.
However, Singh's form dipped as he registered only 24 points from four matches in a row before he sprung back to form and picked three 'Super-10s' in a row to lead the Warriors to three wins in a row.
In Bengal's eliminator against Dabang Delhi KC, Singh picked up eight points to finish with 206 points from 22 games at an average of 9.363 points per game.
Matches - 22
Raid points - 206
Average - 9.363