Before the start of the Pro Kabaddi League, very few people knew about this sport and how does it work. But since the start of the PKL, this sport has gone to the next level. Not only the game but also the players have become household names in a very short span of time.
The PKL is now 7 Seasons old and now people have started taking the game very seriously. Everyone involved in the game, have started dissecting the game in all possible manners. Just like the raider, the defenders are equally important in the game.
So, let’s have a look at 5 defenders with most points in the history of the PKL.
5. PO Surjeet Singh – 278 Points
PO Surjeet Singh wasn’t part of the first 2 PKL seasons but still, he is fifth on the list of defenders with maximum points. He has 278 points in just 94 matches. In the 5th season, he had the joint-most number of High 5’s among all the defenders. He was also the most successful Cover Defender in the 7th season with 63 tackle points.
4. Sandeep Narwal – 310 Points
Sandeep Narwal started his career as a defender but now he is a more than capable all-rounder. Narwal has been part of all the seasons and his most successful on was the latest one where he earned 56 tackle points.
Narwal’s tremendous strength and grit make him a solid defender. With 310 points in 125 games, Sandeep Narwal is fourth on the list of defenders with maximum points.
3. Fazel Atrachali – 317 Points
Fazel Atrachali is the only overseas player in this list of the defenders with maximum points. The Iranian defender is third on the list with 317 points in just 103 matches. He has been a part of the PKL from the 2nd season and was instantly successful.
In the 2nd season, he had a tackle strike-rate of 84.61. After 7 seasons of the PKL, he remains the only foreign player to cross 300 Tackle Points.
2. Ravinder Pahal – 326 Points
Ravinder Pahal – the right corner defender is the 2nd most successful defender in the history of Pro Kabbadi League. He was the most successful defender in the 2nd season of the PKL while playing for Dabangg Delhi he picked up 64 points in just 14 games.
With 326 points in 112 games, he is just behind the most successful defender.
1. Manjeet Chillar – 339 Points
Manjeet Chillar who was adjudged as the best defender in the inaugural season of the PKL is the defender with the most number of points. Chillar led the Jaipur Pink Panthers to victory in the first season.
Manjeet was the first player to lead the league in tackle points in two different seasons.
With 339 Tackle Points in just 108 games, he is the most successful defender in the history of the Pro Kabaddi League