The Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is the professional Kabaddi league based in India. And this Kabaddi League is based on the format of the T20 Cricket Indian Premier League. The fifth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League will starts from 28th of July and the final will be played on 28th of October. Well, in this League four new teams are introduced and making it a League of 12 teams.
There are different defenders who make the game interesting. There is an old proverb in sports that “attackers win you games but defenders win you titles.” Let’s have a look at the top 5 defenders to watch in Pro Kabaddi League in season 5.
5: Dharmaraj Cheralathan
This defender will play for Puneri Paltan in the upcoming season. He was captain of the team Patna Pirates. Previously he has played for Bengaluru Bulls and Telugu Titans. In his 59 played matches he has 151 tackle points. He has collected 2 green cards.
4: Sandeep Narwal
The 24-year-old man will play for Puneri Paltan. He previously played for the Telugu Titans. He won the gold medal in Kabaddi World Cup 2016 and also in South Asian Games. In his 62 matches, he has 161 tackle points. He has won 2 green cards.
3: Ravinder Pahal
Ravinder Pahal is a 26-year-old talented defender. He played from the right corner of defense. He will play for the Bengaluru Bulls. He has played 48 matches and made 152 tackle points. He won 7 green cards.
2: Mohit Chhiller
This 23-year-old young man plays from the right side of the defense. He won a gold medal at Kabaddi World Cup 2016 and 2016 South Asian Games. He will play for Haryana Steerlers. He has 170 defense points and won six green cards.
1: Manjeet Chhiller
This young 30-year-old man from New Delhi. He has previously played for Bengaluru Bulls and Puneri Paltan. He has judged best defender of season 1 and most valuable player in season 2. He has won gold medal in 2014 Asian Games. He played 59 matches and 196 defense points. He has won 16 green cards.