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The top 5 most expensive players in the PKL 2023 auction

By Akanksha - November 24, 2023 - Last updated on Nov 24, 2023 12:57 PM
The top 5 most expensive players in the PKL 2023 auction

Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 (PKL 10) Auction PKL 10 auctions saw fierce bidding for several top players. Players who were expected to fetch high prices did see intense bidding battles.

The Top 5 Most Expensive Players in the PKL 2023 Auction

Let's have a look at the top 5 players who received the highest offers during the 10th season of the Pro Kabaddi League. In the league's history, a player has never been sold for more than ₹2.5 crores.

Rank Player Team Salary (in INR)
5 Siddharth Desai Haryana Steelers 1 crore
4 Fazel Atrachali Gujarat Giants 1 crore 60 lakhs
3 Maninder Singh Bengal Warriors 2 crores 12 lakhs
2 Mohammadreza Shadlu Puneri Paltan 2 crores 35 lakhs
1 Pawan Sehrawat Telugu Titans 2 crores 60 lakhs and 50 thousand

5. Siddharth Desai (Haryana Steelers)

Siddharth Desai

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The Haryana Steelers paid a substantial amount of one crore to acquire Siddharth Desai, one of the top raiders in the Pro Kabaddi League, at the 10th season's auction. Siddharth Desai has broken several important records among the Pro Kabaddi League's seasoned raiders.

He became the fastest player in PKL history to earn 50 raid points in the sixth season, with 218 points in 21 games. In addition to winning the Best Debutant trophy for the 2018 campaign, he accomplished this in just four games.

4. Fazel Atrachali (Gujarat Giants)

Fazel Atrachali

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A fierce bidding battle broke out once more for standout defender Fazel Atrachali. Gujarat Giants placed a hefty offer and won Fazel Atrachali for 1 crore 60 lakhs during the auction for the 10th season. After a bidding battle, Gujarat Giants prevailed.

3. Maninder Singh (Bengal Warriors)

Maninder Singh

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Bengal Warriors captain Maninder Singh returned to the PKL auction after several seasons, facing fierce bidding. Telugu Titans acquired him for a reported 2 crores and 12 lakhs, depriving him of his Bengal Warriors hopes.

2. Mohammadreza Shadlu – Puneri Paltan

 Mohammadreza Shadlu

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In his third PKL season, Iran's top all-around player, Mohammadreza Shadlu, became the second-most expensive player in league history. He was purchased for a whopping 2 crores 35 lakhs during the auction for the 10th season.

1. Pawan Sehrawat – Telugu Titans

Pawan Sehrawat

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Flying raider Pawan Sehrawat surpassed all previous players in PKL history in terms of price. Telugu Titans paid 2 crores, 60 lakhs, and fifty thousand at the tenth season auction to get him. Telugu Titans placed a direct bid of one crore for Pawan Sehrawat, who had a base price of twenty lakhs.

The Telugu Titans were able to get Pawan Sehrawat for over 2 crores, despite the Bengaluru Bulls, Haryana Steelers, and Tamil Thalaivas making an effort.

While Telugu Titans finally prevailed, Haryana Steelers also attempted to acquire Pawan Sehrawat by putting a bid at the auction. Tamil Thalaivas placed the winning offer of 2 crores 26 lakhs for him at the 9th season's auction.

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