A quality all-rounder can often make the difference in close matches and take his team home. As we count down the days to the start of Season 7 of VIVO Pro Kabaddi, here is a look at some of the top all-rounders who will be eager to make their presence felt.
1. Deepak Niwas Hooda – Jaipur Pink Panthers
One of the most consistent all-rounders in the league since the inaugural season, Jaipur Pink Panthers’ Deepak Niwas Hooda has notched up 710 raid points and 75 tackle points in his VIVO Pro Kabaddi career so far. An extremely capable player, Hooda can often be a difficult proposition for opposition defenders to deal with and also provide able back up for his team’s defence.
2. Meraj Sheykh – Dabang Delhi K.C.
The Iranian all-rounder was the first ever foreign captain in the league after stellar displays in both attack and defence. His wrestling background has aided him while tackling and his Scorpion Kick gives him a distinct edge while raiding. He has scored 309 raid points as well as 53 tackles points in his VIVO Pro Kabaddi career.
3. Sandeep Narwal – U Mumba
Regarded as one of the most dynamic all-rounders in the league, U Mumba’s Sandeep Narwal is capable of changing the course of any game in the blink of an eye. Comfortable while raiding as well as defending, Narwal has scored 229 raid points and 254 tackle points in VIVO Pro Kabaddi so far. He is also currently sitting at the summit of the all-time list of players with the most Super Tackles (23).
4. Ran Singh – Tamil Thalaivas
Part of the Jaipur Pink Panthers side that won the inaugural season, Ran Singh is a powerful all-rounder with plenty of experience under his belt. After two seasons with Bengal Warriors, he has moved to Tamil Thalaivas for Season 7 and is expected to add steel to their defence. He has scored 90 raid points and 199 tackles points in his VIVO Pro Kabaddi career so far.
5. Mohammad Nabibakhsh – Bengal Warriors
Mohammad Nabibakhsh will be making his VIVO Pro Kabaddi debut this season with Bengal Warriors and much is expected of him after his impressive displays in international assignments for Iran. A capable defender who specializes in Blocks and Thigh Holds, Nabibakhsh is equally confident while raiding.