#2 Jeeva Kumar vs Hadi Oshtorak
Jeeva Kumar is U Mumba’s star defender and the main pillar in their defence line. His ankle holds can be very difficult to get away from as he uses his ferocious power to hold on to the raider and rarely lets go. The 35-year-old uses his vast experience in the game to good effect, and is a role model for all the youngsters who aspire to become good defenders.
Hadi Oshtorak is another Iran international who has been bought by Telugu Titans in this year's auction for a record price of 21.1 lakh. He plays as a defender (right cover) for his national team and for his new franchise. He often blocks the raider by going across, and he uses his raw power to tackle the opposition down. He is still very young and if he continues in the same vein, he can etch his name on the fabric of kabaddi history.Published 22 Jul 2015, 19:13 IST