Break out stars of Pro Kabaddi Season 7
Abhishek Singh: The Uttar Pradesh raider didn’t get many opportunities in Pro Kabaddi Season 6 due to the presence of Siddharth Desai and Rohit Baliyan . In Pro Kabaddi Season 7 with U Mumba not blessed with star raiders like Siddharth Desai the likes of Abhishek Singh got a chance to showcase his potential. The right raider formed a deadly partnership with Arjun Deshwal and helped to their first semi-finals since Pro Kabaddi Season 3. Abhishek Singh scored 162 raid points with the help of an impressive 10 Super 10s. Abhishek troubled defences with his speed and running hand touch and is a potential super star for years to come.
Baldev Singh: Baldev Singh was retained by Bengal Warriors after a mixed Pro Kabaddi Season 6. The Himachal Pradesh defender managed 26 tackle points at a less than impressive tackle strike rate of 38.57. There were doubts when Bengal Warriors decided to make him the first-choice right corner, but the stocky defender repaid the managements faith by scoring a massive 66 tackle points in Pro Kabaddi Season 7. His 66 tackle points meant Baldev Singh ended the campaign as the 2nd most successful right corner of Pro Kabaddi Season 7. Baldev’s back hold became famous and he floored many raiders with the skill.
Rinku Narwal: Rinku Narwal was part of Pro Kabaddi since PKL 5 but due to the presence of Girish Ernak didn’t get enough opportunities to prove his worth. Puneri Paltan opted not to retain the youngster. Bengal Warriors got Rinku Narwal for a base price of 20 lakhs. The young left corner didn’t disappoint forming a deadly partnership with Baldev Singh helping Bengal Warriors win their first ever Pro Kabaddi Season title. The 22-year old scored 64 tackle points making his name as one of the best left corners of Pro Kabaddi Season 7.
Arjun Deshwal: The Army raider was unfortunate to suffer an injury in Pro Kabaddi Season 6 hence the tall raider didn’t get many opportunities. In Pro Kabaddi Season 7 with U Mumba not blessed with star raiders like Siddharth Desai the likes of Arjun Deshwal got a chance to showcase his potential. The right raider formed a deadly partnership with Abhishek Singh and helped to their first semi-finals since Pro Kabaddi Season 3. Arjun Deshwal scored 104 raid points at a raid strike rate of 54.45% despite suffering a serious elbow injury. Arjun showcased his potential and is a potential superstar in the making.
Vishal Lather: Vishal Lather was with Dabang Delhi for Pro Kabaddi Season 5 and 6 and was released somewhat surprisingly by Dabang Delhi given their struggle in the left cover position in Pro Kabaddi Season 6. The 23-year old was picked up by Jaipur Pink Panthers following some fine performances in the local tournaments. The Haryana native impressed with his defensive skills and scored 47 tackle points from 16 matches at an average of nearly 3 tackle points per match. His importance can be highlighted by the fact that Jaipur Pink Panthers failed to win any of the 6 matches Vishal missed through injury.