Incredibly hard to execute, a Super Raid can emerge as a potential game-changer for a raider
A raid attempt in which the raider scores three or more points is known as a ‘Super Raid’ in kabaddi. Executing a super raid is one of the most difficult skills to pull off in kabaddi as it requires high agility combined with presence of mind from the raider. Only a handful of raiders have managed to score super raids consistently since the advent of VIVO Pro Kabaddi.
As mentioned earlier, any raid where the raider scores a minimum of three points can be classified as a super raid. The points can all be touch points or a combination of a bonus and multiple touch points.
The two points that are granted upon inflicting an ‘All Out’ are not part of a super raid. For example, if a team is reduced to two men on the mat and the opposition’s raider manages to get a touch on both, the raid will count for four points but would not be deemed a super raid, as two of the four points go towards the team for inflicting the All Out.
While Season 6 rookie sensation Siddharth Desai bagged 10 super raids in his debut campaign, Season 6’s MVP Pawan Kumar Sehrawat scored 13 in his incredible season. Both raiders however, finished behind Patna Pirates’ skipper Pardeep Narwal, who scored an impressive 15 super raids and also holds the record for most super raids in a campaign (24), a feat he achieved in Season 5.
With the VIVO Pro Kabaddi league brimming with world-class raiders like Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Pardeep Narwal and Siddharth Desai, to name a few, the chance of witnessing a super raid is always just around the corner.