PKL 2021 Auction: From Manjeet Chhillar to Surjeet Singh, top four defenders up for grabs in Pro Kabaddi League players auction – The Pro Kabaddi League season 8 is all set to make its return after two years gap due to Covid-19. The players auction will take place from August 29 to August 31. More than 500 players will go under the hammer and the franchises will be looking to strengthen their lineups. They say raiders win you matches but defenders are the one who saves games for the team. In this PKL auction, there will be many defenders who will be up for grabs.
We at Insidesport will have a look at the top four defenders who will be available on auction ahead of PKL 2021.
The Man(jeet). The Myth. The Legend!
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Former Tamil Thalivas all-rounder Manjeet Chhilar is a defender with the highest points in the history of PKL while defending. Manjeet Chhillar was the first man to lead the league in tackle points in two separate seasons. Chhillar is one of only two players with over 200 raid points and tackle points in Pro Kabaddi. In the last few seasons, his performance has gone south but his tactical mind can still be very useful for many teams in PKL 8.
Former Puneri Paltan captain Surjeet Singh is one of the most incisive Cover defenders, who is ever waiting for just a hint of a mistake from the raider to dash him off the mat. Surjeet Singh was the most successful Cover defender in Season 7 with 63 tackle points. Singh was also a part of the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup-winning Indian team. Teams like Tamil who are looking for a captain and a strong defender can buy Surjeet Singh in PKL 2021 auction.
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After starting his career as a pure Corner defender, former U Mumba player Sandeep Narwal worked on his raiding and became one of the most successful all-rounders in the league’s history. Sandeep Narwal scored 119 points in the inaugural season, making him the second most successful all-rounder of that campaign. He is one of three all-rounders to score over 500 points in the league. In Season 7, Sandeep became the fourth player to score 300 tackle points in vivo Pro Kabaddi.
Girish Maruti Ernak began his Pro Kabaddi career with Patna Pirates in Season 1 and has steadily made his mark in the league ever since. He came into his own in Season 5 with Puneri Paltan establishing his credentials as a solid left corner defender. He carried his form well at the national level, as a part of India’s 2018 Kabaddi Masters Dubai winning team. Ernak was a part of the Maharashtra team which won the 65th Senior Nationals (2017-2018) and came third in the 3rd Federation Cup (2018). He claimed 5 High 5s in Season 5, the second-highest tally in that campaign.