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Since 2014, the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) has entertained kabaddi enthusiasts all around the world. Some players have been in this league for a long time, but their numbers are growing among the more experienced players. Kabaddi is a fitness activity; hence, players’ performance is less affected by their age. With only a few weeks until the start of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 10, let’s learn about the five oldest players arriving this season.
Five Oldest Players in Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 10
|Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibaksh
Rahul Chaudhari joined the Telugu Titans as a young player in 2014. He has constantly performed well, and now, at the age of 30, the Jaipur Pink Panthers have opted to keep him for PKL 10. He gained only 73 points in the ninth season and hopes to improve this time. Rahul was the first player in the Pro Kabaddi League to achieve 500, 700, and 800 raid points. He was a member of the Indian National Kabaddi squad that won gold in the 2016 South Asian Games.
Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibaksh
Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibaksh, who had previously played for the Iranian national Kabaddi squad, made his Pro Kabaddi League debut for the Bengal Warriors in 2019. Nabibaksh, 32, will play for the Gujarat Giants in PKL 10, exhibiting his all-around talents that might change Gujarat’s fate. He played for Iran’s national Kabaddi squad, which won gold in the 2018 Asian Games. The all-rounders has 266 total points to his name in 58 matches.
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Surjeet Singh, one of the most experienced players in the PKL, has been playing international kabaddi for almost a decade. Surjeet did not have a stellar season as a right-cover defender the previous season, but the Bengaluru Bulls have included him for the tenth season. Fans should not disregard his 33-year-old age while anticipating a solid performance. He was a member of the Kabaddi squad that won gold in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. He was a member of the Indian Kabaddi squad that won gold in the 2022 Asian Games in 2023. In a tense final, India overcame Iran 33-29. Surjeet Singh is fifth in the list of top defenders of PKL with 348 tackle points in 127 matches.
Maninder Singh is one of the most successful PKL players ever. He guided the Bengal Warriors to victory in their seventh season as captain. Maninder has routinely earned over 200 raid points over the last four seasons and hopes to continue with the Bengal Warriors in PKL 10. Maninder is recognized as one of the league’s greatest raiders. With 1231 raid points in his bag, Maninder is the 2nd highest raid points scorer in the history of PKL.
Ran Singh has been a member of the Pro Kabaddi League since its inception. The 36-year-old has all-round abilities and experience, having played for five different teams in his PKL career. Despite recent performance setbacks, he is committed to kabaddi at the age of 36 and is poised to help the Bengaluru Bulls improve in PKL 10. He has developed into one of the most dependable defenders and, when necessary, has shown himself to be a skilled hand-raider. The all-rounder has scored 378 total points in 142 matches of PKL.