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Star Sports Pro Kabaddi: India 7 vs World 7

Ajay Thakur Meraj Sheykh
Meraj Sheykh (L) and Ajay Thakur
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Modified 12 Feb 2016, 19:44 IST
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The Indian men’s kabaddi team has been the one to beat on the international circuit for a while now. They have won seven consecutive gold medals, with the first gold coming at the 1990 Asian Games and the latest at the 2014 Asian Games.The introduction of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi has given the players a much-needed platform to showcase their skills to the world. A lot of foreign stars from the world of kabaddi are also taking part in the tournament. The league is thus a stage not only for the youngsters to train under the experienced players, but also for the foreign players to earn a good reputation outside their home country.Now, if we ever have a match between the Indian players participating in the Pro Kabaddi and the foreign players taken by each team, this is what the contest will look like. It would be an interesting set-up, to say the least! 

#1 Ajay Thakur vs Meraj Sheykh

The Indian team's star raider Ajay Thakur plays for Puneri Paltan in the third edition of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi, and he has the ability to turn games on their head. Despite being ill in the first season of the unique league, this Indian international boasts a phenomenal record in the league with a total of 224 points.

On the other hand, Meraj Sheykh is the second-most expensive player in the tournament. The Irani, who was bought by Telugu Titans for an astonishing Rs. 20.8 lakh in the 2015 auction, plays for the Iran national kabaddi team as a raider. The 27-year-old has the ability to get raid points through various techniques, but his favourite way of earning a point is through a back kick on the opponent. 

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