Pro Kabaddi comeback? Why Surender Nada, Jasvir Singh could hold the edge in PKL 8 player auction
The upcoming Pro Kabaddi 2021 auction is set to feature some prominent names from the league. Among them are a few players who made a massive impact in the earlier seasons but were unfortunate to miss out from the last edition.
Here we look at a few players who could make a comeback in Pro Kabaddi League season 8 and why they could be key during the PKL 8 auction, provided they make the cut in the final player list.
1. Surender Nada
Surender Nada failed to recover from his injury and missed the entire PKL 7 season after being snapped for INR 77 lakhs by Patna Pirates in the auction. Nada’s absence cost the three-time PKL champions dearly as they failed to reach the knockout stages of the tournament.
However, the 2016 World Cup winner will be eager to make a comeback this time around and could be one of the major attractions in Pro Kabaddi 2021 auctions.
2. Jasvir Singh
Jasvir Singh is one of the veterans of Pro Kabaddi League. He was instrumental in Jaipur Pink Panthers winning the maiden PKL trophy in season 1.The stalwart has played at the highest level and has been a part of memorable wins which include the 2014 Asia Cup win at Incheon and the 2016 World Cup win at Ahmedabad.
Given his vast experience, Jasvir Singh could fetch some interest in the upcoming PKL 2021 auction.
3. Kashiling Adake
Kashiling Adake will be hoping to make a comeback after going unsold in PKL 7 auction. The lanky raider took the tournament by storm in the first few seasons of the league and went on to win the ‘Best Raider Award’ in season 2.
One of the first exponents of the Frog Jump, Kashiling Adake will hope to seek interest in the PKL 8 auction.
4. Mahendra Rajput
Mahendra Rajput is another player who could be on the radar of a few teams in Pro Kabaddi 2021 auction. The tall-raider has the knack of changing the course of the match within seconds and could be an X-factor.
Rajput’s 5-point Super Raid against U Mumba in season 6 was one of the top moments in the league that year.
5. Ajay Kumar
Once regarded as a Do-or-Die specialist, Ajay Kumar had a dream PKL debut for Jaipur Pink Panthers in season 4, winning the ‘Emerging Player of the Season’ award. The Services raider carried his stupendous form in season 5 and crossed the 150-point mark.
The 2016 Senior National Gold medalist will hope to be a part of the marquee event this year.
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