Telugu Titans find MVP in Siddharth Desai | Pro Kabaddi 2019
Siddharth Desai is MVP Most Valuable Player for Telugu Titans in Pro kabaddi Season 7
Most Valuable Player of Telugu Titans for PKL7 is Siddharth Desai who scored 220 points in 330 raids. If he wouldn't have faced the weight issue he could have scored more points in this season and we could have seen Titans little up in the points table (Current position is 11th). Siddharth started performing well in the 2nd half of the season but lack of team support lead to inconsistency.
Siddharth Desai started PKL 7 with just 5 points in the 1st match and finished with 15 points in the last match with many ups and downs throughout the season. The reason because he was getting tired very often due to the weight reduction process initially and as per the rule. Players weight check process takes place before the season starts and in the mid-season, after the mid-season Sid was able to score well, he scored 23 points against Bulls is a very thrilling match and 22 points against Pink Panther too. In this season Siddharth Desai was seen as destruction for Bulls in a match where he did a 6point Super raid.
Siddharth Desai has been showing an immense performance in Railway's tournament but during the season he did not get any support from his team, When Sid needed one support raider who can revive him, he did not get any, It was too late when Titans discovered Rakesh Gowda.
Siddharth Desai scored 220 raid points in 330 raids. 113 effective points. Although Sid did about the same number of raids in PKL6 and PKL7, his efficiency has dropped by 8%.
But what reduced Siddharth’s effectiveness in PKL7 was the low percentage of touch points. For U Mumba 81% of his points were touch points, but 65% touch points for Titans in PKL7. Teams gave easy bonus points to Siddharth and he did not prove to be a nemesis by taking out players.
Another reason Titans did not get enough value from Siddharth Desai was his inability to score in Do-or-Die raids. His success in reduced by 18% in Do-or-Die raids from PKL6.
Siddharth was the most expensive player in PKL 7 Auction. Will Titans retain Sid in next season for 1.45+ cr?