Pro Kabaddi League 2023: Top 5 Players Vying to Surpass Pardeep Narwal Record Raid Points in PKL 10
As the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) gears up for its 10th season, the anticipation is palpable, and fans are eager to witness the spectacle unfold. One name, however, looms large over the league – Pardeep Narwal, the record-breaking raider whose achievements seem almost insurmountable. With a staggering 1568 raid points in just 153 games, Pardeep has set the bar high. But as PKL 2023 approaches, we delve into the possibilities of 5 players who could potentially challenge and break Pardeep Narwal's record.
Arjun Deshwal: The Rising Star of Jaipur Pink Panthers
Arjun Deshwal, donning the colors of Jaipur Pink Panthers, has emerged as a force to be reckoned with. With an impressive tally of 671 raid points in just 68 games, Arjun's journey from a substitute raider to becoming Jaipur's leading raider showcases his growth. The young gun's stellar performances in seasons eight and nine, securing 267 and 296 raid points respectively, hint at his potential to make a significant impact in the future. While he may be a considerable distance from Pardeep's record, Arjun Deshwal is a player to watch out for.
Rahul Chaudhari: The Showman's Redemption with Jaipur Pink Panthers
Once the star boy of PKL, Rahul Chaudhari, now with Jaipur Pink Panthers, is eyeing redemption. While recent seasons have seen a dip in his form, Rahul remains the "Showman" with 1039 raid points in 150 games. Dominating the charts in the league's early days, Rahul has the skill and experience to stage a comeback. As he strives to lead Jaipur Pink Panthers to glory, Rahul Chaudhari aims to silence his critics and inch closer to Pardeep Narwal's record.
Naveen Kumar: The Naveen Express on Consistency Streak
Known as the "Naveen Express," Naveen Kumar has been a consistent and lethal raider for Dabang Delhi KC. Currently occupying the sixth spot for most raid points, Naveen boasts 934 points in just 85 games. From his debut season's stellar performance to winning the MVP in seasons seven and eight, including a title-winning run, Naveen has showcased his raiding prowess. With an average of 10.99 raid points, Naveen Kumar stands as a strong contender to challenge Pardeep Narwal's record if he maintains his consistency in the upcoming seasons.
Pawan Sehrawat: The High-Flyer's Rise to Prominence
Known as the "High-Flyer," Pawan Sehrawat's breakthrough in PKL came in the sixth edition with the Bengaluru Bulls. Crowned MVP as he led the Bulls to victory, Pawan's 282 points showcased his raiding brilliance. Despite a shift to Tamil Thalaivas in the last edition, Pawan Sehrawat remains a potent raider, standing at the third spot for most raid points with 987 in 105 games. As he gears up to play for Telugu Titans in PKL 10, Pawan Sehrawat aims to soar high and challenge the record books.
Maninder Singh: Bengal Warriors' Backbone in Pursuit of Glory
Among the senior players in PKL, Maninder Singh stands as the closest contender to Pardeep Narwal's record. After a standout inaugural season with Jaipur Pink Panthers, Maninder made a strong comeback with the Bengal Warriors in the fifth edition. With 1231 raid points in 122 games, including 63 super 10s and 42 super raids, Maninder Singh's consistency and experience make him a formidable force. As he continues to lead the charge for Bengal Warriors, Maninder Singh eyes the elusive record and the glory it brings.
In the quest to break Pardeep Narwal's raid points record, these five players present a formidable challenge. As PKL 2023 unfolds, fans can expect a thrilling battle on the kabaddi mat, with these raiding maestros vying for supremacy and etching their names in the league's history. The journey to greatness begins anew, and only time will reveal whether these challengers can surpass the legendary Pardeep Narwal.