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Pro Kabaddi League Season 5: Top 5 raiders who can go for big bucks in the auction

The auctions are slated to take place on the 22nd and 23rd of May.

Top 5 / Top 10 20 May 2017, 17:08 IST
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We are on the brink of yet another kabaddi extravaganza, with the Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 5 auctions slated to take place on the 22nd and 23rd of May as a precedent to the new season which will begin in July later this year. India’s homegrown sport has seen so much of success and limelight in the recent years all of which can be rightly attributed to the glitzy and glamorous Pro Kabaddi League.

Players that were unknown entities have risen as new heroes and role models, and much like the batsmen in cricket, it is the raiders in kabaddi which attract the most adulation from fans across all spectrums. These are men of steel, who shoulder the responsibility of their team like a one man army against a host of prowling tigers.

So while the raiders will ensure that they keep the scoreboard ticking, the owners will ensure that they keep rolling out the big notes to fetch the best raiders in business at the auctions. Thus, Sportskeeda looks at the best 5 picks in the raiding department: 

#5 Sukesh Hegde

Sukesh donned the Telugu Titans jersey from Season 1 to 4 of the Pro Kabaddi League.

Hailing from a small town in Mangalore, Sukesh Hegde is one player who has established himself as one of the elite players in the Pro Kabaddi League over the course of the past three years. In the service of Telugu Titans since Day One, Sukesh combined with Rahul Chaudhari for the southern outfit to form a menacing raiding duo.

He often came to the fore when the rest of the team was not up to the mark or lagged behind in order to enforce a rescue effort. This is pretty evident going by his statistics, with 209 raid points from just 59 matches in the tournament. With his agility and awareness, Sukesh will prove to be a valuable buy for the team that picks him at the auctions come Monday. 

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