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Pro Kabaddi League: Do You Know Who Has The Most Tackle Points in Single PKL Match

In the fast-paced world of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), where raiders often hog the limelight with Super 10s and Super Raids, defenders seldom steal the show. However, there are instances when a defensive maestro emerges, rewriting the league's history books. One such luminary is Iranian star Mohammadreza Shadlou Chiyaneh, whose remarkable performance in PKL 2022 left an indelible mark.

In a league predominantly dominated by raider-centric performances, Mohammadreza Shadlou's exceptional display came in a showdown against Dabang Delhi KC during PKL 2022. The match showcased his defensive prowess as he faced the formidable Naveen Kumar, successfully executing a stellar performance despite the Patna Pirates ultimately facing a narrow defeat.

Shadlou's record-breaking feat unfolded with an astounding 16 tackle points, setting a new benchmark for defenders in PKL history. What makes this achievement even more extraordinary is that all his points were earned through Super Tackles, an unprecedented 8 in a single match—a feat no other player has achieved till now.


The match against Dabang Delhi KC was a testament to Shadlou's resilience and skill as he carried the Patna Pirates on his shoulders. Despite his valiant effort, the team fell short, succumbing to a 30-27 defeat in a closely contested battle. Shadlou's contribution was nothing short of extraordinary, accounting for nearly 70 percent of the team's total points.

Even in moments where Patna struggled with an increased number of players on the mat, Shadlou stood tall, showcasing his determination and defensive acumen. The Iranian star's all-around performance included securing 3 raid points, bringing his overall match tally to an impressive 19 points.

Although the result may not have favoured Patna Pirates that day, Shadlou's unforgettable performance was the best-ever defensive displays in PKL history. His remarkable season statistics further underscore his impact—84 tackle points (second-highest), 10 Super Tackles (second-highest), and six High 5s (joint second-highest).

As the PKL gears up for its 10th season, Shadlou has found a new home with Puneri Paltan, securing a record-breaking deal worth Rs 2.35 crore. The anticipation surrounding his entry into PKL 10 is palpable, with fans eager to witness whether he can replicate his dream form and guide Puneri Paltan to their maiden Pro Kabaddi League title.


Shadlou's journey from a standout defender for Patna Pirates to becoming the defensive linchpin for Puneri Paltan adds an intriguing narrative to the upcoming season. His invaluable experience, coupled with his track record of stellar performances, positions him as a key player to watch in the league's unfolding chapters.

Mohammadreza Shadlou Chiyaneh's record-breaking performance serves as a beacon for aspiring defenders in the PKL. As the league evolves, Shadlou's indomitable spirit and unmatched skill set promise to elevate the standards of defensive play, providing fans with memorable moments and setting a new precedent for excellence in Pro Kabaddi.