Top highlights from the Pro Kabaddi Season 10 Player Auctions – Day 1
Pawan Sehrawat, Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh and Maninder Singh cross the 2 crore mark
Five players cross the 1 crore mark
Fazel Atrachali retains his record for the most expensive defender in PKL history
Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh emerges as the highest buy in Category A
Pawan Sehrawat emerges as the highest buy in Category B
Mumbai, October 9th, 2023: Pawan Sehrawat emerged as the most expensive buy on Day 1 of the Mashal Sports-organized Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 10 Player Auction held in Mumbai on Monday, 9th August 2022. Meanwhile, Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh emerged as the most expensive foreign player at the Pro Kabaddi League Player Auction, being bought for a whopping INR 2.35 by Puneri Paltan.
This Player Auction also witnessed a jump in the 1 crore club from four players in the last Player Auction to five players. Pawan Sehrawat, Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh, Maninder Singh, Fazel Atrachali and Siddharth Desai were part of the 1 crore club in today’s Player Auction.
A total of 23 players were sold to the 12 franchise teams with as many as 6 Final Bid Match (FBM) cards being used on Day 1.
PKL stars continue to dominate
The highlight of the auction was Pawan Kumar Sehrawat smashing his own record after he was bought by Telugu Titans for a whopping sum of INR 2.6 crore. Meanwhile, Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh broke the record for being the most expensive foreigner at the PKL Auction after he was bought for INR 2.35 crore. Maninder Singh returned to Bengal Warriors after the franchise utilized the FBM card to match Telugu Titans’ bid of INR 2.12 crore.
Iranians in demand
The Iranian kabaddi legend Fazel Atrachali crossed the 1 crore mark once again after he was acquired by Gujarat Giants for INR 1.6 crore. He also retained his record for the most expensive defender in PKL history. Meanwhile, Atrachali’s compatriot Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh was bought by the Giants for INR 22 lakh.
Speaking on behalf of Mashal Sports, Mr. Anupam Goswami, Head Sports Leagues, Mashal Sports and League Commissioner, Pro Kabaddi League said, “It was an exceptional day at the Pro Kabaddi League Player Auction as we witnessed five players cross the 1 crore mark. It was extremely thrilling to see Pawan reclaim his record for being the highest-ever buy after Shadloui had broken his previously held record earlier in the day. There’s more action to come on Day 2 and hopefully, all franchises will be able to construct well-balanced squads for Season 10.”
TOP 5 Category A players on Day 1
Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh Iran INR 2.35 crore Puneri Paltan
Maninder Singh India INR 2.12 crore Bengal Warriors
Fazel Atrachali Iran INR 1.60 crore Gujarat Giants
India INR 92 lakh Patna Pirates
Vijay Malik India INR 85 lakh U.P. Yoddhas
TOP 5 Category B players on Day 1
Pawan Sehrawat Raider INR 2.6 crore Telugu Titans
Siddharth Desai Raider INR 1 crore Haryana Steelers
Ashu Malik Raider
INR 96.25 lakh Dabang Delhi K.C.
Meetu Raider INR 93 lakh Dabang Delhi K.C.
Guman Singh Raider INR 85 lakh U Mumba
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