The Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 6 is halfway through the league stage with U-Mumba, Gujarat Fortune Giants, Bengaluru Bulls and defending champion Patna Pirates leading the pack in their zone. The fans have been enthralled by the players and their raiding and defensive skill so far.
Today we look at raiders who have seen their fan following increase on social media after some wonderful performances on the mat for past couple of seasons.
Monu Goyat: 49.9 k
The first on the list among the young raiders is the crorepati of this years Pro-Kabaddi League Monu Goyat. The former Patna Pirates raider has had a season to forget so far. Plagued by injuries in the first couple of matches he has failed to set the mat on fire so far producing 95 points from 14 matches played till date. In absence of regular skipper Surender Nada, Monu was handed the Captaincy armband, but he faced a tough time leading the side.
Monu has been part of PKL for past couple of seasons and was an indispensable part of Patna Pirates, where he helped the team to consecutive title-winning season alongside Pardeep Narwal. His performance on the match earned him a huge fan following and inspite of poor performance this season he is still loved by the kabaddi fans fan in the country.
Maninder Singh: 42.6 K
The beast is the star raider for the Bengal Warriors side and can win matches single-handedly on his day. He was Bengal Warriors’ leading raider in Season 5 with 190 points. and this season also he leads the scoring chart for the team with 118 points from 12 matches.
After winning the trophy with Jaipur Pink Panthers in Season 1 he returned to Pro-Kabaddi with Bengal side last season and since then has been an integral part of the side in the raiding department.
Jang Kun Lee 38.6 K
The South Korean raid machine is loved by the Indian fans for his raiding skills. He has been the part of Warriors side since Season 1 and also holds many records to his name which also includes the most points by an overseas player. This season though the Korean has had a poor outing scoring just 43 points from 10 matches.
The Warriors will be hoping for Lee to come good in rest of the tournament as they continue their charge towards the playoffs.
Sachin Tanwar: 24.9 K
This raider needs no introduction to the Kabaddi fans. The 19-year-old youngster was the primary raider for his side last season which also earned his maiden India call-up during the 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championship.
This season as well Sachin has been in fantastic form scoring 110 points from14 games putting his side in strong position for the playoff spot for the second consecutive season.
Siddharth Desai: 18.8 K
The Beast of U-Mumba has been the find of the season for the Orange army. This is his debut season, but he has single-handedly taken his team to victories on numerous occasion. Siddharth currently leads the table for raid points with 172 points from 15 games.
With U-Mumba battling with Gujarat Fortune Giants for the top spot in Zone A, the team will be hoping for Siddharth to continue his fine form of scoring points..’