Best raiders of Pro Kabaddi Season 7
Pawan Sehrawat ended the campaign once again as the best raider in PKL 7 establishing himself as arguably as one of the best raiders of PKL. Pawan destroyed defences of PKL 7 using his blistering speed to effect hand touches and also possesses dubki and jump to escape the clutches of the defenders. The 23-year old’s impact can be gauged by his superlative performance throughout the season scoring 346 raid points the most by a raider in Pro Kabaddi Season 7 single handedly taking the Bulls to the semi-finals. The right raiders tally of 39 raid points against Haryana Steelers was also the most by a player in a single PKL match further highlighting his destructive impact. Pawan’s efforts helped him win the best raider award of Pro Kabaddi League Season 7.
Patna Pirates failed to reach the play-offs for the second consecutive season in PKL but “The Dubki King” can still hold his head high after another stupendous campaign. The 23-year old scored 302 raid points at an incredible average of around 13 raid points per match. Pardeep’s hand touches, jumps and dubkis proved too hot to handle for the defences. His efforts meant he was only raider in Pro Kabaddi history to score 300 raid points in a season twice. The left raider passed another landmark in PKL 7 when he became the first player to score 1000 raid points in Pro Kabaddi. The Patna Pirates captain also has 59 Super 10s, the most by a player in PKL history.
Young Naveen Kumar proved to be a sensation for Dabang Delhi leading their raiding department scoring 301 raid points, only the 3rd player to reach the 300 raid points milestone. The 19-year old was one of the big reasons for Dabang Delhi making their first ever play-offs in PKL history. Incredibly, the smiling teenager scored 22 Super 10s in 23 matches the most by a player in a single Pro Kabaddi history. Naveen’s record of 21 consecutive Super 10s is a record that will take a monumental effort from a player to be beaten. Naveen’s biggest asset is his quick footwork and the ability to lure defences into making mistakes. He is quick on the mat, possesses a deadly running hand touch and has added a bonus in his arsenal in Pro Kabaddi Season 7.
Siddharth Desai underwent a shoulder surgery after the Pro Kabaddi Season 6 and perhaps was feeling the effects at the start of the Pro Kabaddi Season 7 leading to a slow start for the big raider. The 28-year old however found form and was back to his devastating best single handedly leading Telugu Titans raiding. The most expensive player of Pro Kabaddi Season 6 auctions ended the campaign with 217 raid points, the 4th best of Pro Kabaddi Season 7. The tall raider highlighted his destructive impact in phases especially against Jaipur Pink Panthers where he destroyed the best defence with his power.
The strongly built raider perhaps did not the get the limelight that the other star raiders like Pardeep Narwal, Naveen Kumar, Pawan Sehrawat or a Sid Desai got till this season, but the Bengal Warriors raider proved his class and efficiency leading him to be recognized as one of the best raiders of Pro Kabaddi Season 7 . Maninder scored 205 raid points in just 20 matches and was unstoppable before suffering an unfortunate shoulder injury which caused him to miss the semi-finals and finals. Maninder used his strength and reach to a great effect almost picking up raid points at will helping Bengal Warriors win their first ever Pro Kabaddi title