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Pro Kabaddi League Season 6 auctions: 5 things to look out for

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PKL's poster boy Rahul Chaudhari will certainly attract a lot of bids in the auction
PKL's poster boy Rahul Chaudhari will certainly attract a lot of bids in the auction

As the final week of May approaches and the Indian Premier League culminates, all the attention will shift to the mega auction ahead of the sixth season of the Pro Kabaddi League which is set to commence in October. The auction, which is slated to take place on the 30th and 31st of May will see some big names go under the hammer with the ten teams looking to form a strong combination ahead of the upcoming season.

Ahead of the auctions, the retention list was out which raised a lot of eyebrows with the prominent names such as Anup Kumar, Rahul Chaudhari, Manjeet Chhillar amongst others being the notable absentees. With only a couple of weeks to go for the auctions, here are some of the interesting points to note.


#5 A plethora of captaincy options

Rohit Kumar will hope for a change in fortunes as he is set to don the captain's role at the Bengaluru Bulls
Rohit Kumar will hope for a change in fortunes as he is set to don the captain's role at the Bengaluru Bulls

If one was to look back at the list of the retained players, only half the teams look to have their captains sorted out while the other half will be on the lookout to procure the services of a high calibre player who can also double up as the leader of the squad.

Rohit Kumar has been phenomenal for the Bulls and will most likely continue to lead the side while Sandeep Narwal is more than capable to lead the Puneri Paltan. Surjeet Singh and Pardeep Narwal led their teams to the finals while Ajay Thakur's experience leading the Tamil Thalaivas will come to aid in the upcoming season.

However, for teams such as U Mumba, Telugu Titans and especially the Jaipur Pink Panthers, who have not retained any player, they will need to sign up a player who can captain the squad and how these teams go about picking their skipper will be interesting to watch.

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