Name: Sombir

Team: Telugu Titans

Position: Defender

After struggling to find a good corner specialist to accompany Vishal Bhardwaj for the most part of the first half of the league stage, Telugu Titans’ search at last appears to have ended in Sombir. The 19-year-old showed remarkable grit and courage to challenge the Tamil Thalaivas raiders on Thursday in what was the first match of the day in Mumbai.

During the course of the match, Sombir became the first defender to pick up 10 tackle points in VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 5. He was instrumental in the Telugu Titans victory (33-28) on a day where his team’s raiders failed to come up with anything special to challenge the Thalaivas.

He will now be seen facing Puneri Paltan’s Deepak Hooda and Rajesh Mondal when the Titans square up against them in the Kolkata leg on September 7.