Young Players in Season 9 of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) this season also unveiled a number of youthful talents who made an impression on the field with their outstanding performances throughout the campaign. Take a deeper look at the top 5 New Young Players (NYP) whose talent captured our attention as the league stages draw to a conclusion.
The ninth season of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is about to begin, and both Young Players and spectators are eager to get the year off to a good start. The league consistently produces young players who go on to play for their national team. Many young players find the PKL to be an excellent platform.
Young Players in Season 9 of the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League (PKL)
The Jaipur team’s Role and significance of the Pink Panthers Ankush is the season’s top performer in both categories for the position of the defender (left corner), with 72 successful tackles and 7 high fives. With his renowned ankle grip, this formidable raider has brought down the finest of raiders and bolstered the Panthers’ defense. The team has benefited from the team’s debutant, who is also a strong candidate to play left corner for India. 21 matches were played; 76 points were earned overall.
Partheek Dahiya (Gujarat Titans)
In PKL 9, Gujarat Titans will include the tall, lean raider from Haryana. Parteek Dahiya participated in the K7 Kabaddi competition in Haryana on behalf of the Deepak Niwas Hooda (DNH) foundation. He defeated the Narwal Golden Club by himself in a game after scoring 40 raid points.
Partheek Dahiya led the group to the semifinals while finishing the season as the second-best raider overall. Partheek played for the Patna Pirates as an NYP player for Ram Mehar Singh’s team during the previous season. Titans Ram Mehar Singh brought Partheek with him when he relocated to Gujarat.
Gujarat Giants Role and Importance: All-Rounder; Parteek is regarded as the Gujarat Giants’ season-defining discovery because of his placement in the majority of the top-10 rankings this year. This all-arounder is the team’s second-best raider thanks to his superb reach, footwork, and upper-body strength. He, too, is a new member of the squad and stands out in coach Ram Mehar Singh’s defense-focused combinations.
Statistics: 18 matches played; 171 total points earned; 78.48% not-out rate.
puneri palatan team role and significance – When Aslam, the team’s leading raider, was hurt, Akash, a recent graduate of Puneri Paltan’s youth programme, moved to the front. Along with Aslam Inamdar and Mohit Goyat, he makes up the third member of Puneri Paltan’s raiding troika. He contributes to the team’s raiding core by revitalizing his raiders. He boasts a striking not-out percentage and a 2:1 raiding success ratio.
Raider is a key member of the Tamil Thalaivas team. Narender is the season’s fifth-best raider with 220 total raid points. Narender was forced to step into the breach and take over the raiding duties when Pawan Sehrawat, the tournament’s premier raider, was forced to withdraw early. Without regard to the circumstances or the resistance, he has performed well. He has demonstrated admirable restraint and has unquestionably played a key role in leading the Tamil Thalaivas into the Play-Offs Young Players.
Statistics: 21 matches played; 224 total points earned; 77.75% not-out rate.
Shivansh Thakur (U Mumba)
In PKL season 9, right-cover defender Shivansh Thakur will work for U Mumba. He was most recently added to the Himachal Pradesh team for the July 69th Kabaddi Senior Nationals squad. Playing alongside Vishal Bharadwaj, who has experience in the PKL system, Thakur would have received vital defensive experience.
Many were surprised when U Mumba did not select any of the prominent players on the auction list for the ninth season of the Pakistan Super League. However, they have a lot of young talent, and if they start to gel, U Mumba might have a successful season, though inexperience can also be a factor.
Anuj Tanwar (Patna Pirates)
The left raider has competed for Haryana’s junior team since 2019 and has represented the state squad at the Khelo India Youth Games and other junior championships. At the 66th Senior Nationals, he was a member of the bronze-medal winning team, and at the KIYG, he was a member of the gold-medal winning squad.
Anuj was a member of the UP Yoddhas Developmental side, which provides many young, aspiring players with an excellent foundation for success Young Players.
Amir Hassan Bastami (Haryana Steelers)
Amir Hossein Bastami became the third highest-paid foreign player when he was purchased for 65.1 lakhs during the PKL season 9 auctions. With the seasoned Joginder Narwal in the left corner, he will be manning the right corner position.
The Iran team that won the World Junior Kabaddi Championships included Bastami, who played a significant part. As Manpreet is recognized for developing future talent, he will be a key member of the Haryana Steelers’ lineup in PKL 9 Young Players.
Sankar Gadai (Gujarat Titans)
Sankar Gadai, a right corner defender, had a standout 2022 season, first winning the Senior Maharashtra State Championships, and then representing Maharashtra by winning the silver medal at the 36th National Games.
He was named the team’s captain for the Senior National Championships, leading Young Players like Pankaj Mohite and Aslam Inamdar. Sankar was named the state side’s captain after Maharashtra took home a silver medal at the Senior Championships.