Top 10 Raiders in Pro Kabaddi League Season 6

Rohit Kumar

Pro Kabaddi League Season 6 saw a number of new faces, some of whom went under the radar, while a few others made a big mark for themselves.
Raiders have often been the main men for their side and embodied with the responsibility of getting the majority of the points.
Here is a look at the Top 10 Raiders from Pro Kabaddi League Season 6:

#1 Pawan Kumar Sehrawat 

Team: Bengaluru Bulls
Matches Played: 24
Raid Points won: 271

Bengaluru’s Pawan Kumar Sehrawat had a dream Pro Kabaddi League Season 6 where he outshined everyone and became the top scoring player overall and the top scoring raider.
He propelled Bengaluru Bulls win their maiden Pro Kabaddi League trophy and made a name for himself. The 22-year-old came of age and put in consistent stellar performances.
Pawan bettered his average of one raid point per game in the previous seasons to 15 raid points a match in Pro Kabaddi League Season 6.
His long reach and lower body strength helped him be effective and efficient, and was the differential.
He inflicted 6 Super-Raids, the most in Season 6 and got 22 points in the Season 6 final, most by a player in Pro Kabaddi League final.

#2 Pradeep Narwal Pradeep Narwal

Team: Patna Pirates
Matches Played: 21
Raid Points won: 233

Name synonymous with Patna Pirates, Pradeep Narwal, had yet another wonderful season highlighting his consistency on the mat. H has been one of the best players in the Pro Kabaddi League history and he did justice to the tag by having another great season.
Though Patna had a season to forget, but Pradeep Narwal continued his fine run and contributed most points for his side, second, overall and also, second among the raiders.

#3 Siddharth Sirish Desai

Position: Raider
Team: U Mumba
Matches Played: 21
Raid Points won: 218

Pro Kabaddi League Season 6 debutant Siddharth Sirish Desai was U Mumba’s star raider in Season 6. He dealt with the departure of Anup Kumar and took up the responsibility of raiding for his side.
The debutant took the opportunity with both hands, scoring a Super 10 in his first game itself, where he managed to accumulate 15 points. He went on to become the fastest to 50 Raid points when he reached the feat in just 5 games.
His speed and brute strength caught everyone napping and the 27-year-old made a huge mark in his debut season.

#4 Maninder Singh

Position: Raider
Team: Bengal Warriors
Matches Played: 22
Raid Points won: 206

Bengal Warriors has been a consistent side and the credit for it goes to their raider Maninder Singh, who is the spine of the team.
With yet another successful season, Maninder guided his team Bengal Warriors to the playoffs of Pro Kabaddi League Season 6, where they got defeat at the hands of Dabang Delhi KC in the Eliminator.

#5 Ajay Thakur Ajay Thakur

Position: Raider
Team: Tamil Thalaivas
Matches Played: 22
Raid Points won: 203

Ajay Thakur made a name for himself with Bengaluru Bulls and he took that form with him to Tamil Thalaivas. Though the team saw disappointment for a second year running, Ajay Thakur came good for the Chennai based side and got them some respectability. He made the most of his signature frog jump to outfox the opponents.

#6 Sachin Tanwar

Position: Raider
Team: Gujarat Fortune Giants
Matches Played: 22
Raid Points won: 190

Picking up from where he left in Pro Kabaddi League Season 5, which was also his debut season, the 19-year-old had yet another brilliant season and was Gujarat Fortune Giants’ backbone.
He showed the way and guided his team to a second successive final but yet again failed to get them across the line.

#7 Vikash Khandola

Position: Raider
Team: Haryana Steelers
Matches Played: 22
Raid Points won: 172

Haryana Steelers’ Vikas showed in Pro Kabaddi League Season 6 as to why he was rated so highly. The dependable Haryana raider-in-chief got the highest points for Haryana Steelers in the season.
He managed to get 51 bonus points, which is third-highest among all players in Season 6. He also managed 5 successful super raids, which was the fifth highest in Season 6.

#8 Naveen Kumar

Position: Raider
Team: Dabang Delhi KC
Matches Played: 22
Points won: 177
Raid Points won: 172
Tackle Points won: 5

Naveen Kumar made his debut in Pro Kabaddi League Season 6 and took it by storm.  He had a dream debut where he not just became the top scorer for his side Dabang Delhi, but he also became their focal point. 
He showcased the trickery up his sleeve and along with Ranjit, guided Dabang Delhi to the Eliminator. 
He had one of the brightest debut seasons ever in Pro Kabaddi League.

#9 Rohit Kumar Rohit Kumar

Position: Raider
Team: Bengaluru Bulls
Matches Played: 24
Points won: 171
Raid Points won: 162 
Tackle Points won: 9

Bengaluru Bulls’ and Rohit Kumar have been together for long and the association has finally started to reap rich rewards. He was Bengaluru Bulls’ main raider until Pawan came to the fore, but ever so slightly and silently, he took up the second fiddle role and did total justification to it, providing support to Pawan.
As much as a role Pawan had in Bengaluru Bulls’ triumph, Rohit Kumar’s contribution cannot be discounted.

#10 Monu Goyat

Position: Raider
Team: Haryana Steelers
Matches Played: 22
Raid Points won: 160

Monu Goyat provided wonderful support to Vikash Khandola and took upon the responsibility when Khandola had a bad day.
Goyat’s last seconds’ heroic in the game against Bengal Warriors still remains fresh in the memory of the people, where Goyat showed his presence of mind by stepping into the lobby without a touch, in a do-or-die raid, which saw three defenders follow him there, earning a win for the Steelers.

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