On Day 2 of the PKL auction, Dabang Delhi acquired the services of raider Suraj Desai at Rs. 52.5 lakh, making this the highest bid for a Category B player in PKL history. Sachin, a Junior National Championship Bronze medalist will be making his PKL debut this year for Gujarat.
Pro Kabaddi, India’s biggest sports league, concluded its largest-ever 2-day Player Auction in New Delhi. The auction netted a consolidated price of INR 46.99 crores for 227 players selected over two days of intense bidding between 12 franchises. Star raiders Nitin Tomar, Rohit Kumar and all-rounder Manjeet Chillar were the top buys in the auction, picked by Team U.P., Bengaluru
While Day 1 was dominated by Category-A stars, Day 2 saw the franchises finding the perfect balance between experienced and young players, to craft winning teams. On Day 2 of the auction, Indian players from Category B, C, and D, went under the hammer. Suraj Desai secured the highest bid on Day 2 by Dabang Delhi K.C. for an amount of INR 52.50 lacs. New entrants also attracted the interest of the franchisees on the second day of the auction. Sachin, a Junior National Championships Bronze medallist, was picked by Team Gujarat for an impressive amount of Rs. 36 lacs.
Anupam Goswami, League Commissioner, VIVO Pro Kabaddi said, “With 4 new teams coming on board, we embarked upon a new journey with the biggest Kabaddi auction in history. This year, the stakes were higher than ever before. Franchises were prepared with strategic game
Nitin Tomar, highest bid player
Suraj Desai, highest bid Category B player, from Team Dabang Delhi
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