Top 5 defenders from week 4 of Pro Kabaddi League season 4
The week that went by produced some nail biting matches in the Pro Kabaddi league. As we close in to the final team legs, all the eight teams went all out in their attempt to secure a playoff position.
Just like Castrol Activ Actibonds cling on to each other and continuously protect the engine, even when it’s off, enabling it to perform much better, defenders help give the team protection, stability and confidence, which the raiders then convert into points.
In a week that saw close, well-fought encounters, the sides that defended well ultimately gained the most. We look at five of the best defenders from last week who exemplified tactical acumen and a calm mind.
Jasmer Singh Gulia
The Telugu Titans have looked far more convincing in defence this season and a large part of this success is down to the veteran, Jasmer Singh Gulia. In previous seasons, the Titans, although stellar in attack, found it difficult to stem the flow of raids from the opposition. A weak defence let them down against quality sides.
This week, Jasmer showed exactly what the Titans were missing these past seasons. In the three matches played by the Titans, the thirty-four-year-old picked up ten tackle points.
More importantly he spent the most time on the mat for them, especially in the match against Jaipur. Jasmer played a high pressing game, coercing the opposition into making mistakes.