The presence on the mat for any player plays a key role in understanding the situation of a Pro Kabaddi match. The game of kabaddi only allows a little time for a player to assess and get used to the circumstances they are in during the live game. However, certain players spend a significant amount of time on the mat and play a crucial role in making the team aware of the ongoing gameplay. Such players play their part especially when coaches are not allowed to coach during the raid.

Let's take a look at the top 5 players who have spent the most time on the mat in PKL Season 10.

Rahul Sethpal - Haryana Steelers

The right corner had the best season in the 10th PKL edition among all three seasons he has played so far. Rahul was among the top five tacklers on the leaderboard with 73 tackle points. He was rock solid as the frontline defender for Haryana Steelers throughout the season, contributing significantly to the team's first-ever PKL final appearance. With an average of 34 minutes and 50 seconds out of 40 minutes of the total duration of a match, Rahul spent the most time on the mat in Pro Kabaddi League Season 10.

Gaurav Khatri - Puneri Paltan

The young defender, playing only his second PKL season, grabbed attention with his defensive skills in the 10th PKL edition. He performed exceptionally well, adding crucial 69 tackle points to his team's tally. The right corner was the second-best defender for the current champions, Puneri Paltan after Mohammadreza Chiyaneh. Playing him in all matches boosted Gaurav's confidence, and his average stay of 33 minutes and 55 seconds on the mat was the best among all the Paltan players.

Sanket Sawant - Puneri Paltan

The left cover, a part of Puneri Paltan since PKL Season 7, contributed 32 tackle points in Season 10, including a Super Tackle. This was his best-ever performance in a PKL season. He played a crucial role in anchoring the game for his side, giving other defenders the freedom to play freely. His presence on the mat accompanied Gaurav very well, with an average time of 33 minutes and 10 seconds in each PKL game.

Mohammadreza Chiyaneh - Puneri Paltan

The two-time top defender in PKL of Season 8 and Season 10, featuring in this list, is a no-brainer. Raiders don't stand a chance against Mohammadreza Chiyaneh when he's in his zone. Undoubtedly, he has been one of the standout defenders in the past three PKL seasons. In PKL Season 10, the left corner produced 99 tackle points and dictated the game on his terms. Having an average time of 32 minutes and 40 seconds on the mat is exceptional for someone who plays with an aggressive approach and doesn't hesitate to advance against the raiders.

Neeraj Kumar - Patna Pirates

Neeraj, who missed the PKL Season 10 campaign midseason due to an injury, also features in this list. He was named the captain of Patna Pirates for the 10th PKL edition and had a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. Being the leader of the side, he played with a cautious approach to guide his team by staying on the mat for longer periods. The right cover chipped in with 31 tackle points before getting injured. In the 14 matches he played for the Pirates, he ended up spending an average of 31 minutes and 32 seconds on the mat

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