A high 5 is achieved when a defender scores five or more tackle points in a single match and Tamil Thalaivas’ Surjeet Singh holds the record for the most high 5s in Pro Kabaddi

The former Puneri Paltan captain has registered 29 high 5s in 114 Pro Kabaddi League matches. The 2014 Asian Games gold medal winner has been undoubtedly one of the standout defenders in PKL.

Dabang Delhi K.C. all-rounder Manjeet Chhillar is second on the list for most high 5s in Pro Kabaddi. The former Bengaluru Bulls and Jaipur Pink Panthers all-rounder has managed 25 high 5s in 132 matches. 

Ravinder Pahal, aptly nicknamed the Hawk for his sharp defensive exploits, features third in the list for most high 5s in Pro Kabaddi League history. Pahal has registered 23 high 5s in 120 PKL matches.

Pahal is closely followed by U Mumba’s star defender Fazel Atrachali, who is the only overseas player to feature in the elite list for most high 5s in Pro Kabaddi. The Iranian has managed 23 high 5s in 125 matches.

Haryana Steelers defender Surender Nada completes the top five list for most high 5s in Pro Kabaddi. The veteran defender has recorded 21 high 5s in 92 matches at an impressive average.

Since the inception of Pro Kabaddi League in 2014, only seven defenders have registered 20 or more high 5s in the tournament.

Most high 5s in Pro Kabaddi: Know the leaders

Player Matches High 5s
Surjeet Singh 114 29
Manjeet Chhillar 132 25
Ravinder Pahal 120 23
Fazel Atrachali 125 23
Surender Nada 92 21
Girish Maruti Ernak  125 20
Nitesh Kumar 90 20
Mohit Chhillar  109 18
Vishal Bharadwaj 80 17
Sandeep Dhull 85 17

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