The ‘Hi-Flyer’ has been soaring for the past two seasons and delivered some of the greatest individual performances in Pro Kabaddi league history.
Bengaluru Bulls’ ace Pawan Sehrawat has been on a roll in the past two Pro Kabaddi league campaigns.
The raider has scored over 600 raid points in the past two campaigns and broke numerous records during this incredible spell. The raider’s ability to decide games on his own and his innate knack of piling huge scores makes him stand out from his contemporaries on the mat.
The ‘Hi-Flyer’ has delivered some mind-boggling performances over the past two campaigns and below, we look at the five best:
39 raid points vs Haryana Steelers
The Haryana Steelers were on the receiving end of a Pardeep Narwal masterclass in Season 5 when the Patna Pirates ace scored a Pro Kabaddi record with 34 points and in Season 7, the Steelers yet again found them in the firing line, this time against Pawan Sehrawat.
The Bengaluru Bulls raider scored a record-breaking 39 points, guiding his side to a 59-36 victory. Sehrawat attempted 38 raids and managed to score at least a point in 36 of those. The raider was tackled only once on the night in what was a performance for the ages.
29 raid points vs Bengal Warriors
Eventual champions Bengal Warriors came into the match against Bengaluru Bulls having won two of their previous three matches by 20 and 31-point margins. The defending champions had their work cut out against the three-pronged raiding unit of Maninder Singh, K. Prapanjan and Mohammad Nabibakhsh. However, Sehrawat was up to the task.
The Bengaluru Bulls raiders scored 29 points in 30 raid attempts, helping his side win by a narrow scoreline of 43-42. Sehrawat scored as many raid points by himself as the Bengal Warriors raiders combined, proving to be the difference in the contest.
22 raid points vs Telugu Titans
In a titanic tryst against Siddharth Desai and the Telugu Titans, Pawan Sehrawat proved yet again why he is the leading raider in the league.
The Bengaluru Bulls’ superstar scored 22 raid points to lead his side to a narrow 40-39 victory, despite 22 points from Desai as well. Sehrawat's clutch performance peaked right at the end, managing a two-point raid with the scores tied in the dying moments of the contest, carrying his side past the Titans.
22 raid points vs Gujarat Fortunegiants
Trailing by eight points with just 18 minutes left in the final, Bengaluru Bulls needed someone to step up in the Pro Kabaddi Season 6 final against Gujarat Fortunegiants, and Sehrawat answered his team’s call.
The raider scored 18 points in the second half, 22 in total, to lead Bengaluru Bulls to a 38-33 victory and their maiden Pro Kabaddi title. Sehrawat broke Pardeep Narwal’s record for most points in a final, which he set in Season 5 with 19, also against the Fortunegiants.
20 points vs Tamil Thalaivas
In what is now remembered as his coming out party, Sehrawat sizzled on the mat in his second debut for the Bengaluru Bulls in Season 6 against the Tamil Thalaivas.
The Bengaluru Bulls raider scored two Super Raids in the first half and finished the contest with 20 raid points in just 15 attempts, helping Bengaluru Bulls emerge victorious by a scoreline of 48-37. Sehrawat would go on to score a league-high 282 points in Season 6 and win the MVP award.
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