Top 10 Defenders in Pro Kabaddi History

Fazel Atrachali
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Top 10 Defenders in Pro Kabaddi: Normally all the limelight is stolen by the aggressive sportsmen always looking to attack the prey, but sometimes the best form of attack is defense. A target tactically defending itself is a treat to watch in sports, especially when it comes to Kabaddi.

The job of a raider is slightly simple as compared to the defender as it is much harder to avoid the touch and also capture the raider in their half. 

Let’s have a look at the all-time Top 10 Defenders in Pro Kabaddi:

#1 Manjeet Chillar
Top 10 Defenders in Pro Kabaddi

Manjeet Chillar is a nerve-jangling all-rounder, who has played for 4 teams in the Pro Kabaddi League till date. He has played for Bengaluru Bulls (Season 1 & 2), Puneri Paltan (Season 3 & 4), Jaipur Pink Panthers (Season 5) and Tamil Thalaivas (Season 6).

He was a part of the Bengaluru Bulls team in Season 2, who reached the finals in 2015. He has played 85 Pro Kabaddi matches till date and scored 285 tackle points with 10 super 10’s and 20 high 5’s. Manjeet Chillar averages 3.17 tackle points per match.

He was declared the top defender in Pro Kabaddi League season 1 and most valuable player of Pro Kabaddi Season 2.

#2 Sandeep Narwal 

Sandeep Narwal is a right corner defender who has played with 3 Pro Kabaddi League teams, namely Patna Pirates (Season 1 &3), Telugu Titans (Season 4) and Puneri Paltan (Season 5 &6).

He was a part of the winning Patna Pirates team in Season 3 and was also the captain of the Telugu Titans in Season 4. He has played 94 Pro Kabaddi matches till date and scored 237 tackle points with 20 super tackles and 14 high 5’s. He averages 2.3 tackle points per match.

Amazingly, Sandeep Narwal started off the season as a raider but eventually became a defensive all-rounder.

#3 Mohit Chillar

Mohit Chillar is a right corner defender, who has played for 4 PKL franchises namely U Mumba (season 1-3), Bengaluru Bulls (season 4), Haryana Steelers (season 5) and Jaipur Pink Panthers (season 6). 

He was the part of winning U Mumba team season 2 and also captained the Bengaluru Bulls (season 4). He has played 88 PKL matches till date and has earned 236 tackle points with 20 super tackles and 17 high 5’s.

He averages 2.45 tackle points per match.

#4 Ravinder Pahal

Ravinder Pahal

Ravinder Pahal aka Binda is a right corner defender, who has played for 3 Pro Kabaddi League franchises namely Dabang Delhi Delhi (Season 1-3 and 6), Puneri Paltan (Season 4) and Bengaluru Bulls (Season 5).

He has played 77 Pro Kabaddi League matches till date and scored 231 tackle points with 19 super tackles and 18 high 5’s at an average of 2.75 tackle points per Pro Kabaddi League match.

#5 Girish Maruti Ernak

Girish Maruti Ernak is a left corner defender, who has played for 3 Pro Kabaddi League franchises, namely Patna Pirates (Season 1 and 2), Bengal Warriors ( Season 3 &4) and Puneri Paltan (Season 5 &6).

He has played 89 matches and has earned 228 tackle points with 11 super tackles and 15 high 5’s at an average of 2.43 tackles per match and at a strike rate of 47.2.

#6 Surinder Nada

Surinder Nada is a left corner defender, who has played for 3 teams namely U Mumba (Season 1-3), Bengaluru Bulls (Season 4) and Haryana Steelers (Season 5 and 6).

Nada has played 77 PKL matches till date and scored 222 tackle points with 16 super tackles and 19 high 5’s at an average of 2.9 tackles points per match.

#7 Fazel Atrachali

Top 10 Defenders in Pro Kabaddi

Fazel Atrachali is an Iranian player, who has played for three PKL franchises – U Mumba (Season 2, 3 and 6), Patna Pirates (Season 4) and Gujarat Fortune Giants (Season 5). He is also the former captain of U Mumba and Gujarat Fortune Giants.

He has played 70 PKL matches till date and scored 209 tackle points with 15 super tackles and 16 high 5’s at an average of 2.77 tackle points per match.

#8 Ran Singh

Ran Singh is a renowned all-rounder and right corner defender who has played for 4 PKL franchises- Jaipur Pink Panthers (Season 1,2,3,4), Bengal Warriors (Season 5 and 6) and will be playing for Tamil Thalaivas this season.

He has played 99 matches till date and earned 199 tackle points with the help of 11 super tackles and 4 high 5’s at an average of 1.89 tackles per match and a strike rate of 48.77 per cent.

#9 Vishal Prabhakar Mane

Vishal Prabhakar Mane is a right cover defender, who has been the part of the 3 PKL franchises namely U Mumba (Season 1, 2 and 3), Bengal Warriors (Season 4), Patna Pirates (Season 5) and Dabang Delhi KC (Season 6).

He has played 105 matches till date and earned 170 points with 9 super tackles and 8 high 5’s at an average of 1.53 tackles per match and strike rate of 39.81.

#10 Nilesh Shinde
Nilesh Shinde

Nilesh Shinde is a right corner defender who has played for 2 PKL franchises- Bengal Warriors (Season 1, 2, 3 and 4)  and Dabang Delhi ( season 5). He is not a part of Pro Kabaddi League in Season 7.

He has played 69 matches till date and earned 135 tackle points with 14 super tackles at an average of 1.75 and at a strike rate of 42.16.


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