Kabaddi has evolved a lot as a sport in the last few years. Before the start of Pro Kabaddi League, very few members of the sports universe knew about the kabaddi players. Every Indian had a knowledge about this sport, but the presenters did not present did in the right way.
However, Star Sports revolutionized the game by taking it from mud to mat. Like cricket’s IPL, they launched PKL, full form Pro Kabaddi League. Along with the Indian players, the organizers also brought foreign kabaddi players to entertain the fans.
The importance of all-rounders is very high in kabaddi because they can score points while raiding and also defending. Here’s a look at the five all-rounders with maximum points in Pro Kabaddi.
Deepak Niwas Hooda
Jaipur Pink Panthers’ captain Deepak Niwas Hooda has been the most successful all-rounder in PKL history. The former Telugu Titans star was the most expensive player in the inaugural auction. Over the last seven seasons, Hooda has scored 943 points in 123 games.
Tamil Thalaivas’ star all-rounder Manjeet Chhillar ruled his opponents in the first few seasons. Playing for the Bengaluru Bulls, he dominated in both departments. Although his fitness levels have not be up to the mark of late, Manjeet stands at the second position on this list with 563 points.
Sandeep Narwal is hailed by many as the ‘Beast of PKL.’ His raw power has helped him become one of the best defenders of the country. When needed, Narwal can also showcase his skills in the raiding department. The U Mumba player has 559 points to his name.
Given that Kabaddi is majorly played in India, it was surprising to see Iranian players excel in this sport. One of them has been the Dabangg Delhi player Meraj Sheykh. The Iranian player has featured in 99 PKL games, aggregating 404 points.
A kabaddi veteran Rajesh Narwal was the cornerstone of Jaipur Pink Panthers. He even played for Dabangg Delhi and UP Yoddha franchises. Unfortunately, his poor form in the last few seasons compelled him to sit out with his tally halting at 397 points.