After a thrilling action that spanned 13 weeks and some 136 odd hard-fought games, we are finally into the most important stage of the Pro Kabaddi League– the grand finale between Dabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors. The final is more special because both teams will be fighting for their first-ever title.
Dabang Delhi have been the most convincing of the two sides, and a large part of that success belongs to one man- Naveen Kumar. The young raider’s swift footwork and spiderman-esque 6th sense in beating defenders have enthralled everyone. It, thus, comes as no surprise that tacklers have yet to get hold of Naveen’s coveted ankle. Here’s a list of record that prove Naveen may be the best raider in the league.
1Most Super 10s
The 19-year old raider has recorded a Super 10 each of the match he has played barring one (21 out of 22), smashing a Pardeep’s record of 19 Super 10s. Naveen has so far scored 283 raid points, at an average of 12.9, smashing his previous best of 172 in the debut season.
|Naveen Kumar – PKL
|Avg. Raid Pts
2Most Raid Points in first 10 min.
Naveen is also a record-holder for bagging most raid points in the first 10 minutes of the game.
|Most Raid Points in 1-10 mins – PKL 2019
3Most Consecutive Super 10s
Earlier in the campaign, Naveen Kumar broke Pardeep Narwal’s record of 9 consecutive Super 10s by scoring a mind-boggling 20 successive Super 10s. Talk about consistency!
4Youngest to cross 300 raid points mark
Well, this may be a record-in-making, but Naveen has the glorious chance of being the youngest raider to reach the coveted 300 raid points mark at the age of 19 years of age. He is just 17 points away from achieving the feat.
5Zero failed raids
Naveen is the sole raider in the top 5 to not have a single failed-raids in a game, a feat he has achieved on four different occasions. Moreover, among raiders with a minimum of 200 raids, Naveen Kumar has the least failed raid percentage.
|Least Failed Raid % – PKL 2019 (min. 200 raids)
|Failed Raid %
Well, we hope these records prove that Naveen Kumar may well be one of the best raiders in the league…