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Star Sports has planned 'Super Raiders Week' for Kabbadi fans. Wikimedia Commons

Star Sports has kept fans engaged by showing the best matches in kabaddi during the lockdown season. Coming up next is PKL 7s top three raiders — Pawan Sehrawat, Pardeep Narwal and Naveen Kumar — giving fans an opportunity to witness their brilliance on the mat with a special ‘Super Raiders Week highlighting the best performances of their PKL career.

A perfect combination of strength and speed, hi-flyer Pawan Sehrawat has proved that he is the best player at Bengaluru Bulls. He has been the highest scorer in the league for the last two seasons and took his team to victory in PKL season 6. His ability of scoring quick points towards the end of the match has helped the Bulls to make numerous comebacks and win in the end. He broke the record of scoring the highest raid points in a single match by scoring 39 raid points against Haryana Steelers.


From Season 2, he has been one of the most valuable players of the league and has led Patna Pirates to three successive wins. Dubki King Pardeep Narwal has made his name as one of the best in the world of Kabaddi. He has been the best performer for his team Patna Pirates since season 3 and has been consistently scoring over 100 raid points in the past 5 seasons and is also the first player in PKL history to score 1000 raid points.


A Kabaddi match in the 2006 Asian Games. Wikimedia Commons

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Naveen Kumar was introduced to Pro Kabaddi League in season 6 through the NYP (New Young Player) camp and he made the most of his opportunity as he ended up scoring 177 raid points in his debut season. Naveen Kumar’s pace and agility has helped him to score consistently as the defenders struggle to catch hold of him. In season 7, he scored 22 super — 10’s breaking Pardeep Narwal’s record of 19 from season 5.

Catch the best performances of these raider heroes, battling it out on the mat and scoring points for their team taking themselves to glory in the world of kabaddi. (IANS)


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