PKL Auctions 2021: Pradeep Narwal becomes the costliest player of PKL 2021 as UP Yodhas pick up raider for 1.65 cr – Pro Kabaddi League’s best player Pradeep Narwal has become the costliest player in the history of PKL auction. Pradeep was bought by UP for 1.65 cr.
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) August 30, 2021
After becoming the costliest player in the history of PKL Pardeep Narwal said,” I am very happy that UP Yoddha bought me. This was the first time I appeared in an auction. So, it makes me very happy. I expected to be picked for over Rs 1.5 crore and that happened.”
PKL Auction 2021: No 1 raider in PKL history, Pardeep Narwal becomes most expensive player, UP Yoddha snaps him up for Rs 1.65 crore
Interestingly Telugu Titans opened the bid directly at 1.20 cr for Pradeep. Pradeep had a base price of 30L. Patna was asked if they want to retain the star raider but they backed out.
Earlier Monu Goyat held the record of being Pro Kabaddi’s most expensive player when he was bought for Rs 1.51 crore by Haryana Steelers for Season 6. In all, 10 PKL players have hit the one crore mark over the last two seasons. Six players hit the mark in Season 6 while only two managed it in Season 7. And now in season 8 already 2 players have crossed 1cr mark.
Pro Kabaddi’s expensive players: All-time list
Pradeep Narwal – Rs 1.65 crore – UP Yodhas, Season 8
Monu Goyat – Rs 1.51 crore – Haryana Steelers, Season 6
Siddharth Desai – Rs 1.45 crore – Telugu Titans, Season 7
Rahul Chaudhari – Rs 1.29 crore – Telugu Titans, Season 6
Nitin Tomar – Rs 1.20 crore – Puneri Paltan, Season 7
Deepak Hooda – Rs 1.15 crore – Jaipur Pink Panthers, Season 6
Nitin Tomar – Rs 1.15 crore – Puneri Paltan, Season 6
Rishank Devadiga – Rs 1.11 crore – UP Yoddha, Season 6
Fazel Atrachali – Rs 1 crore – U Mumba, Season 6