Pro Kabaddi Season 7 was competitive, fierce and one of the most exciting in the league’s history. Teams played with all their hearts and competed till the very end, making it a truly special season for the Kabaddi fans. Bengal Warriors deservedly were crowned champions after they beat league-toppers Dabang Delhi KC in a high-octane final.
Here we’ll take a look back at the season’s top performers across clubs, who made their presence felt over others in Pro Kabaddi Season 7.
Club: Bengaluru Bulls
‘Hi-flyer’ Pawan Sehrawat had a season to remember with the Bengaluru Bulls. He wasn’t able to retain the ‘Defending Champions’ tag but went on to pick up the ‘Best Raider’ of the season award with 346 raid points to his name. He had bagged the ‘Most Valuable Player’ award in Season 6 and followed that up with this award in Season 7. On course, he became only the second player after Pardeep Narwal to score 300 raid points in a single season. Alongside all these accomplishments, he also went onto break Pardeep’s record of the highest individual score in a single match by picking up 39 raid points against Haryana Steelers.
Club: Dabang Delhi
Naveen Kumar emerged as a record-breaker for Dabang Delhi in Pro Kabaddi Season 7. The Delhi boy shattered two major records held earlier by Pardeep Narwal – most consecutive Super 10s and most Super 10s in a single season. Naveen set a new record of twenty-one consecutive matches with a Super 10 – a record which is going to be almost impossible to break in the seasons to come. He also went onto register a Super 10 in 22 out of the 23 matches he played in, showcasing his remarkable consistency throughout the season. His performance through the season made it a no-brainer that he was the ‘Most Valuable Player’ and he picked up the prestigious award for the same.
Club: U Mumba
U Mumba’s inspirational captain Fazel Atrachali emerged as the defender with the most tackle points in Pro Kabaddi Season 7 and was rightly awarded the ‘Best Defender’ of the season award. This was the Iranian’s second season on a trot where he clinched the award, making him only the second player in Pro Kabaddi history to achieve the feat. He scored 82 tackle points for his team which included five Super Tackles and four High 5s. Leading his team from the front, Atrachali had a great season on a personal note.
Club: UP Yoddha
In Pro Kabaddi Season 7, UP Yoddha unearthed a gem of a defender in young Sumit. Second behind Atrachali with 77 tackle points to his name in his debut Pro Kabaddi season, he finished the season with the joint-most number of High 5s at seven, as well as the second-most number of successful tackles at 75. His robust defensive play along with skipper Nitesh Kumar helped UP reach their third consecutive playoff, where they were eventually knocked out by Bengaluru Bulls in Eliminator 1.
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