Kabaddi is a popular sport in India that has gained a lot of popularity in recent years due to the success of the Pro Kabaddi League. Now that PKL season 9 has come to a close, we look back on some of its top raiders. In this article, we will take a closer look at the top raiders in Pro Kabaddi 2022. We will examine their statistics, playing style, and impact on their respective teams.
Kabaddi is an exciting, fast-paced and physically taxing sport. The league consists of 12 teams representing various regions of India, and the matches are played over a period of three months. The league attracts a lot of attention from fans and experts alike, and the top players in the league are some of the best in the world.
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Top 5 Raiders in Pro Kabaddi 2022
The following table lists the top 5 raiders in Pro Kabaddi 2022 based on their total raid points.
|Player Name||Team||Matches Played||Total Raid Points||Super 10s|
|Arjun Deshwal||Jaipur Pink Panthers||24||296||17|
|Naveen Kumar||Dabang Delhi||23||254||16|
|Maninder Singh||Bengal Warriors||21||238||14|
These players have all shown exceptional skills and performances in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 9, contributing greatly to the success of their respective teams. Their performances have not only helped their teams win matches but have also earned them recognition and admiration from fans and experts alike. They have set high standards for themselves and their teams, and their performances in Season 9 are a testament to their hard work and dedication.
Arjun Deshwal (Jaipur Pink Panthers)
Arjun Deshwal is a young raider who plays for Jaipur Pink Panthers in the Pro Kabaddi League. He made his debut in the league in Season 6 and has since established himself as one of the best raiders in the league.
Arjun Deshwal has earned top spot on the Raid Points List for Pro Kabaddi 2022, amassing 296 raid points over 24 matches this season. His 17 Super 10s and 37 points scored during do-or-die situations stand out amongst other achievements.
Arjun has not only distinguished himself with his raiding exploits but has also played a vital role in leading his team to two championship titles in six years. Additionally, his impressive defensive play saw him amass an astounding 89 tackle points this season to become the best defender in PKL 2022.
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Bharat (Bengaluru Bulls)
Bharat is a raidder who plays for the Bengaluru Bulls in the Pro Kabaddi League. He made his debut in Season 8 and has since established himself as one of the best raiders in the league.
Bengaluru Bulls boast one of the league’s premier attacks with raiders such as Bharat Hooda and Vikash Kandola leading their attack. Unfortunately, however, they’ve lost several matches during the second half of their season which forced them into play-in games before playoffs began.
Although often playing second fiddle to Pawan Sehrawat, Bharat has shown his worth this season with 279 raid points across 23 matches. His ability to run hand touch and exceptional reach make him a strong candidate for Pro Kabaddi 2022’s top raider award. He also scored the joint-highest Super Raids (11) and the second most Super 10s (16).
Naveen Kumar (Dabang Delhi)
Naveen Kumar has long been one of the most consistent raiders in professional kabaddi. He amassed an impressive number of Super 10s over his career and became the youngest player ever to reach 500 raid points in PKL history.
Naveen made his debut in Pro Kabaddi League in 2018. Heplayed an instrumental role in helping his team win its inaugural Professional Karate League championship. He has quickly established himself as one of the best raiders in the league and was the top scorer for the Dabang Delhi K.C. in the 2022 season with 254 raid points in 23 matches. He also scored 16 Super 10s in the season.
Kumar’s playing style is based on his agility and speed. He is an expert in the “Running Hand Touch” move, where he charges towards the defender and touches him with his hand to earn a point. He also uses the “Bonus” move, where he touches the line with one foot and earns a point without getting caught.
Narender (Tamil Thalivas)
Narender of the Tamil Thalaivas had an outstanding season in Pro Kabaddi League 9, winning both New Young Player of the Season (NYPS) and being an instrumental part of his team’s success in winning its division.
Narender showed his potential right from the start by scoring a Super 10 in his first vivo Pro Kabaddi game. He made history in Pro Kabaddi Season 9, earning the most raider raid points in his first season. In his debut season, Narender scored 243 raid points, 15 super 10s and ran four Super Raidsen route to becoming an integral part of Thalaivas attack line.
Maninder Singh (Bengal Warriors)
Maninder Singh has made his mark as a Pro Kabaddi player through raiding who made his debut in Season 1. Last season he played an integral part of Bengal Warriors squad finishing second on Raiders Leaderboard with 262 points from 22 matches. In Season 9, he played 21 matches and scored 238 raid points, with an average of 11.3 raid points per match.
He is widely recognized for being one of the fastest and most effective players in the game, earning himself an outstanding reputation. His versatility and skill make him the ideal match for modern kabaddi, which features attack, defence, and everything in between. One of the most acclaimed players in the league, he always draws a crowd-pleasing response with his quick movements and impressive agility.
Though Maninder is unquestionably an incredible talent, it may be time for him to step back and consider his long-term prospects in Kabaddi. A player who has overcome challenges while remaining dedicated to the sport despite life circumstances, Maninder exemplifies how Pro Kabaddi League can bring out the best in players.
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The Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 was a thrilling and exciting season, with many talented players showcasing their skills and abilities. These five players, in particular, stood out with their outstanding performances and contributed significantly to their teams’ success.
The top raiders in Pro Kabaddi 2022 are some of the best in the world. They have exceptional skills and are able to score points even in the toughest of situations. The players listed in this article are a testament to the talent that the Pro Kabaddi League has to offer. Their performances in the league have cemented their positions as some of the best players in the Pro Kabaddi League, and fans can look forward to seeing more from them in future seasons.