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Legends of the Mat: Top 10 PKL Stars Who Defined League’s Success

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The Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) has grown in prominence year after year, with each season bringing new young talent. Kabaddi lovers are currently anticipating the start of the PKL 10 on December 2. PKL, on the other hand, began approximately 9 years ago, in 2014.

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The PKL has played an important role in motivating Kabaddi players from all over the world to participate in this sport. Some players have made important contributions to the Pro Kabaddi League’s history. Let’s look at the profiles of ten famous PKL Stars who have propelled the League to new heights.

Top 10 Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Stars 

Players Name
Pardeep Narwal
Anup Kumar
Pawan Sehrawat
Sandeep Narwal
Rahul Chaudhari
Dharmaraj Cheralathan
Manjeet Chhillar
Maninder Singh
Ajay Thakur
Fazel Atrachali

Pardeep Narwal

PKL Stars | KreedOn
Source: Hindustan Times

Pardeep Narwal made his PKL debut in 2015, where he struggled at first until breaking through in 2016. He was known as the “Dubki King,” and he became a hero to the young after being the PKL’s most successful raider. To date, he has earned 1568 raid points, making him the first player in league history to score 1500 or more points.

Anup Kumar

PKL Stars - Anup Kumar | kreedOn
Source: Pro Kabaddi League

Anup Kumar had the most points in the first season of the PKL. He led his team, U Mumba to the finals of the first season but came short of capturing the championship. However, the next season, he enhanced the team’s cohesion, propelling U Mumba to PKL 2 winners. Known as “Captain Cool,” his cool demeanor in stressful times won him supporters. In 91 matches, Anup has earned 527 raid points.


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Pawan Sehrawat

Source: The Indian Express

Pawan Sehrawat has become an idol for young Kabaddi enthusiasts, despite being only 27 years old. He has demonstrated that with dedication and a little luck, Kabaddi can bring both money and recognition. Pawan is still one of the most successful raiders in PKL history with 987 raid points in 105 matches, and the Telugu Titans acquired him in the 10th season for 2.6 crore INR. He has not only inspired the young with his riches, but he has also given PKL a new identity.

Sandeep Narwal

PKL Stars | KreedOn
Source: Pro Kabaddi League

Sandeep Narwal is one of the chosen players who have been with the league since its inception. His remarkable conditioning and a combination of strength and skill have frequently presented the Raiders with issues. Sandeep is one of the league’s most effective defenders, with 360 tackle points to his name. He has also done well in raids scoring 285 raid points as an all-arounder.


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Rahul Chaudhari

Rahul Chaudhari | KreedOn
Source: Sportstar

Despite a few difficult seasons recently, Rahul Chaudhari remains one of the Pro Kabaddi League’s most successful raiders in its history. He competed for India at the 2016 South Asian Games and earned a gold medal. He is now the third-most successful raider in league history, with 1039 raid points gained in PKL.

Dharmaraj Cheralathan

Pro Kabaddi | KreedOn
Source: Pro Kabaddi League

Dharmaraj Cheralathan, an experienced and competent defender, has played for several clubs and demonstrated his abilities. He played for the Jaipur Pink Panthers in the PKL 8 at the age of 46, demonstrating that age is no barrier in Kabaddi. His presence on the floor has not only proved his ability but has also inspired the younger generation. Cheralathan has 261 tackle points to his name in 123 matches.

Manjeet Chhillar

Manjeet Chhillar | KreedOn
Source: KreedOn

Manjeet Chhillar is a PKL standout and one of the finest all-around players in Kabaddi history. With 616 total points in PKL, he is one of the top all-rounders the game has ever witnessed. He collected 52 tackle points in 24 matches in PKL 8 when he was last seen. He is the league’s second-most successful defender in history. Despite his retirement, he is still an assistant coach for the Telugu Titans.


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Maninder Singh

PKL Stars | KreedOn
Source: Sportstar

Maninder Singh is a player who continually develops year after year. He has routinely given good performances over the previous five seasons. As captain, he led the Bengal Warriors to victory in the seventh season. He is one of the most successful raiders in PKL history, having amassed 1231 raid points in his career.

Ajay Thakur

PKL Stars | KreedOn
Source: Pro Kabaddi League

Ajay Thakur has taken advantage of his height advantage in the game of Kabaddi. He was instrumental in popularising the PKL in its early stages. He was renowned as the Do or Die raid expert, and anytime he joined such circumstances, followers were ecstatic. His distinct technique earned him a fan favorite among Kabaddi fans. Ajay Thakur has scored 794 raid points in PKL.

Fazel Atrachali

PKL Stars | KreedOn
Source: Pro Kabaddi League

Fazel Atrachali is a PKL veteran. With 424 tackle points to his name, Fazel is leading the chart of most tackle points in the history of PKL. He was purchased by the Gujarat Giants for 1.6 crore INR in PKL 10 as the captain of the Iranian national Kabaddi squad. He was instrumental in demonstrating to foreign players in the PKL that success and renown are not only possible for Indian players but also for international players.


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