vivo Pro Kabaddi has been a platform for budding kabaddi players to showcase their skills and make a name for themselves in the sport. In the nine seasons of the league so far, multiple kabaddi stars have entered the limelight and outshined the rest with their top-notch skills and brilliance on the mat.

In this article, we take a look at the top 5 kabaddi stars who took the mat by storm in their debut season of vivo Pro Kabaddi.

Narender, Tamil Thalaivas (Season 9)

Tamil Thalaivas made it to the vivo Pro Kabaddi Playoffs for the first time in Season 9, thanks to their power-packed raider named Narender. The young raider took the league by storm in the previous season, scoring 243 raid points and 15 Super 10s on debut. The calm and composed Narender delivered in the absence of Hi-Flyer Pawan Sehrawat, as the latter got ruled out of Season 9 due to an injury in Thalaivas' very first match. Narender's brilliant performances helped him bag the New Young Player award in Season 9, as he holds the record for the most raid points by any debutant in vivo PKL history.

Siddharth Desai, U Mumba (Season 6)

Baahubali Siddharth Desai made his debut in the sixth edition of vivo Pro Kabaddi with U Mumba. Scoring 15 raid points in his debut match against Puneri Paltan, Desai made a sensational impact on the mat and helped U Mumba qualify for the vivo Pro Kabaddi Playoffs with 218 raid points in just 21 matches at an average of 10.38 raid points per match in Season 6. Desai joined Telugu Titans in Season 7 and has been a mainstay in the team's offence since then, with over 600 raid points in his career.

Parteek Dahiya, Gujarat Giants (Season 9)

Gujarat Giants found a gem in Parteek Dahiya in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9, as the youngster scored the most raid points in a single season by a debuting Gujarat Giants' raider. With 178 raid points in 19 appearances, Dahiya stepped up in crunch situations for the team and led the command for his team with his eye-catching hand touches and escapes.

Naveen Kumar, Dabang Delhi K.C. (Season 6)

Naveen Kumar started his vivo Pro Kabaddi journey in Season 6 with Dabang Delhi K.C., and there has been no looking back for him ever since. Having burst onto the vivo Pro Kabaddi circuit in Season 6 when he scored 172 raid points for Dabang Delhi K.C., the youngster's arrival has helped Dabang Delhi K.C. in qualifying in every season they've played since Season 6. The Naveen Express, who is the fastest raider to score 900 raid points, led Dabang Delhi K.C. to their maiden title back in Season 8. The raider also holds the record for the most consecutive Super 10s (28) by any raider in vivo PKL history.

Aslam Inamdar, Puneri Paltan (Season 8)

Aslam Inamdar burst onto the scene in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 8 as Puneri Paltan's go-to man in the offence. The left raider collected 169 raid points in Season 8 including five Super 10s. His top-flight raids and swiftness on the mat helped him bolster the team's offensive unit as Puneri Paltan managed to enter the Playoffs. Aslam continued to assert his dominance in Season 9 as well, playing a pivotal role in leading the team to the Final of Season 9. The raider also etched his name in the record books in the same edition, scoring the most bonus points (12) in a single match of vivo Pro Kabaddi.