PKL 2021: From Pradeep Narwal to Jang Kung Lee, 6 probable retentions for three-time champions Patna Pirates – Patna Pirates is the most successful team in the history of the Pro Kabaddi League. They have three titles to their name and all three came on the trot. Their captain Pradeep Narwal is the most successful raider in PKL’s history. The last two seasons have not been ideal for Patana but they have a team that can change the table upside down. But before heading into PKL 2021 they have the task to retain their core team ahead of the PKL 2021 auction.
We at Insidesport will take you through 6 probable players who can be retained by Patna Pirates ahead of PKL 2021.
— Patna Pirates (@PatnaPirates) August 8, 2021
This is no brainer as no team in PKL would like to lose a player like Pradeep Narwal. Pradeep has consistently broken record after record, the crowning glory of which was an 8-point raid against Haryana Steelers in Season 5 which left both players and fans speechless. Pardeep Narwal was adjudged Most Valuable Player in two consecutive seasons -Season 4 and 5. In Season 5, Narwal scored a remarkable 369 raid points and was 150 points clear of the second most successful raider of the season. As of Season 7, the raider held the record for the most points in a single season (369) and the most points in a single raid (8) while becoming the first to multiple 300-point campaigns.
— Patna Pirates (@PatnaPirates) July 25, 2021
Jang Kung Lee
Republic of Korea’s Jang Kun Lee has been one of the most successful overseas raiders in Pro Kabaddi. His unique raiding style, where he merges elements of martial arts with traditional kabaddi moves, make him lethal for defenders. He has also captained the Republic of Korea’s national kabaddi team in various international events. Jang Kun Lee holds the record for the most points by an overseas player in Pro Kabaddi. Jang will be the 2nd raider for Patna if retained.
— Patna Pirates (@PatnaPirates) July 18, 2021
All-rounder Hadi Oshtorak is no stranger to being a Pro Kabaddi champion. He was a part of the title-winning Patna Pirates team in Seasons 3 and 4. He has even served the Iranian national team well, being part of the 2014 and 2018 Asian Games teams for the country. Hadi Oshtorak was a part of the title-winning Patna Pirates team in Seasons 3 and 4. He was also a part of the 2016 World Cup runner-up Iranian kabaddi team. He achieved a personal milestone when he crossed 100 overall tackle points in Season 7.
Ravinder, Jawahar and Monu
There are not many stars in the lineup of pirates but they have young guns like Ravinder, Jawahar and Monu who has performed in the last few seasons and have the capacity to punch above their weight again.