The Pro Kabaddi League is starting its tenth season, and as the dazzling league completes a decade, the newest season's auction is now over.To strengthen their rosters in front of the new season, the 12 teams have reworked and spent a lot of money. Soon, the public will be entranced once more by India's national sport as we see the best Kabaddi players perform for their separate teams.
The PKL 2023 auction was place on Monday and Tuesday, and thanks to some significant signings, all the teams are ready for the upcoming season. Several crores were spent on players, with Pawan Sehrawat once more becoming the most expensive purchase at a PKL auction.
Five players collectively took home one crore at the auction. Let's examine the top five purchases from the PKL 2023 Auction.
5. Siddharth Desai, 31 years old
Team: Haryana Steelers
Value: Rs. 1 crore
In the PKL 2023 auction, Haryana Steelers won the lanky raider Siddharth Desai. Siddharth, a renowned strong raider with exceptional talents, played for Telugu Titans previous season and accrued 142 raid points, averaging 8.35 points per game. He is the sixth most expensive purchase made during this auction and will be wearing the Haryana Steelers' jersey this year.
4. Fazel Atrachali, 31 years old
Team: Gujarat Giants
Value: Rs. 1.60 crore
Number one defender of PKL Sultan Fazel is back with Previous Team Gujarat Giants for Season 10 with record break Prize— Kabaddi360 (@Kabaddi_360) October 9, 2023
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The second most expensive foreign player in the PKL 2023 auction is Iran's Fazel Atrachali, mr. reliable. Gujarat Giants won the bidding for the outstanding Iranian, who is also the most successful defender in PKL history, and paid a staggering amount of 1.60 crore.
3. Maninder Singh, 33 years old
Team: Bengal Warriors
Value: Rs. 2.12 crore
Maninder Singh, the Bengal Warriors' 'Noyoner Moni' (Gem of the Eye), has found a new home for the upcoming season after the Warriors purchased him at the auction for a whopping 2.12 crore.
Puneri Paltan, Telugu Titans, Dabang Delhi, and Bengaluru Bulls all bid for the raider, but in the end, Bengal Warriors used their Final Bid Match (FBM) to gain the services of the Moga-born hero.
2. Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh, 23 years old
Team: Puneri Paltan
Value: Rs. 2.35 crore
Iran's rising talent Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh is the most priced foreign player in the PKL 2023 auction. The lanky all-rounder, who helped Iran win the silver medal at the Asian Games in 2023, has now been signed by Paltans for an astronomical sum. He is skilled at defending and raiding, and he appears to be a top-notch addition to the Pune team.
1. Pawan Sehrawat, 27 years old
Team: Telugu Titans
Value: Rs, 2.605 crore
.@Telugu_Titans FANS, HOW ARE YOU FEELING? ?— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 9, 2023
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The best-ever captain of India, Pawan Sehrawat, shattered all previous PKL records to become the player who cost the most during the PKL 2023 auction. A record-breaking two crore sixty lakhs fifty thousand rupees was paid by Telugu Titans to get the services of the high flyer, who only days earlier helped India win the gold medal at the Asian Games.