The most expensive player in PKL history is Pawan Sehrawat. He has been a reckoning force on the mat throughout the years ever since he has been plying his trade in the PKL. He made new history in this year’s auction when Tamil Thalaivas picked him up for a staggering Rs 2.26 crore, making the highest paid player in the history of the PKL ever.
Pawan surpassed Vikash Khandola who bagged a price of Rs 1.70 crore when Bengaluru Bulls picked him up in this year’s auction. The 26-year-old raider has been wrecking teams on his own and is one of the most formidable names in the PKL canon.
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Pawan who has been nicknamed as the high-flyer, made his PKL debut in 2016 with the Bengaluru Bulls. He had an underachieving tenure with the Gujarat Giants in season 5 before finally coming home to Bengaluru in season 6.
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Sehrawat exploded to fame in 2018 where his terrific season helped Bengaluru to a crown in 2018 where he bagged 282 raid points from 24 matches, the highest number of raid points clinched by any player in the season.
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In 2021, Pawan was the solitary reason behind Bengaluru’s impressive form where he amassed 304 points from 24 matches, the highest by any player. This included a 27-point starrer where the Bulls would school the eventual winners of the tournament Dabang Delhi by a staggering 61-22.
Pawan also bossed the record of the highest number of raid points in a solitary PKL contest where he dropped 39 points against the Haryana Steelers in Season 7. It isn’t just PKL where Pawan has sprinkled the mat with his stardust. He recently played an instrumental role in propelling his domestic side, Indian Railways to its fourth successive Senior National Kabaddi Championship crown with a clinical 38-21 margin.
Pawan’s heroics have expanded to the international stage where he was a part of the Indian gold-medal winning side in 2019 at the South Asian games. Initially, he was the vice-captain of the side while Deepak Niwas Hooda led the contingent.