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Top 5 Pro Kabaddi League players who are as good in defense as in attack

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All-rounders are an invaluable asset for any team and their versatility helps the teams to confidently go for a win against opponents. Pro Kabaddi League has seen many talented all-rounders who have used their skills to keep the opposition guessing and work towards the success of their teams.

Just as Castrol Activ’s Actibonds provide protection to the engine, even when it is off, and help in its smooth functioning, all-rounders help give the team great versatility and structure, helping convert defence into attack smoothly.

They also give more flexibility to the team, and ensure their team emerges victorious at the end of the day. Let us now take a look at 5 best all-rounders in the Pro Kabaddi League:

5) Deepak Niwas Hooda (Puneri Paltan)

Deepak Niwas Hooda is one of the most exciting young talents in PKL. He is considered to be one of the best all-rounders in the league alongside his captain Manjeet Chhillar. Hooda has performed exceptionally well on a consistent basis in the first three seasons of the tournament, having garnered 261 points collectively.

He was retained by Pune with his captain Manjeet, which shows the faith the team has in him. He had scored 69 raid points for his team last season after an injury to Ajay Thakur gave him many opportunities to raid, which gave him a position in the top 10 raiders for Season 3.

Hooda is very good at using the running hand touch to score raid points, and uses his speed and agility to his advantage when he goes for raids. He is also a very capable defender, using the body hold and ankle hold to foil any attempts by the opposition raiders to score points.

He was one of the main reasons for Pune’s third place finish in Season 3, and a lot will depend on this youngster if the team hopes to win the league this season. He is having an excellent season as a raider for Pune, and stands fourth in the list of top raiders with 52 successful raids

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