Pro Kabaddi 2022 Auction: Most Expensive Players From Every Category; Pawan Sehrawat Creates Record

This year’s players auction witnessed a jump in the INR 1 crore club from two players in the last auction to four players. While Pardeep Narwal and Siddharth Desai were part of the 1 crore club last time, this year Pawan Sehrawat, Vikash Kandola, Fazel Atrachali, and Guman Singh were part of the 1 crore club on day one.

Pro Kabaddi 2022 Auction: Full List Of Players Sold At The PKL Season 9 Player Auction

A total of 30 players were sold to the 12 franchise teams with as many as 4 Final Bid Match (FBM) cards being used on Day 1. The auction witnessed teams spend Rs 18.11 crore on Day 1, across the various categories of players being auctioned.

Pro Kabaddi 2022 Auction: The Full list of Released Players Ahead of the PKL Season 9 Player AuctionPro Kabaddi 2022 Auction: The Full list of Released Players Ahead of the PKL Season 9 Player Auction

The highlight of the auction was Sehrawat who smashed the all-time record after he was bought by Tamil Thalaivas for a whopping sum of Rs 2.26 crore. Meanwhile, Vikash Kandola – who was part of the Haryana Steelers side until last season – found a new home in Bengaluru Bulls after he was bought for Rs 1.70 crore (a record he held till Pawan Kumar Sehrawat was bid). The raider became the second most expensive buy ever in the PKL Auction history.

Pardeep Narwal – who wished to go to Gujarat Giants found a bid of Rs 90 lakh from the Ahmedabad-based franchise – but returned to the UP Yoddha side after the franchisee used the Final Bid Match (FBM) Card.

Like every season, the Iranian players were once again in heavy demand it was the kabaddi legend Fazel Atrachali who broke the record for the most expensive defender and overseas player ever after being acquired by Puneri Paltan for Rs 1.38 crore.

Atrachali held both the records previously when he was picked by U Mumba for Rs 1 crore in the 2018 auction. While his compatriot, Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakgsh (F) was acquired by Puneri Paltan for Rs 87 lakh.

Here are the most expensive players in the PKL Season 9 Auctions:

Top 5 most expensive players:

Player Country Amount (INR) Team
Pawan Kumar Sehrawat India 2.26 crore Tamil Thalaivas
Vikash Kandola India 1.70 Bengaluru Bulls
Fazel Atracheli Iran 1.38 crore Puneri Paltan
Pardeep Narwal India 90 lakh (FBM) UP Yoddha
Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakgsh Iran 87 lakh Puneri Paltan

Top 5 Category B players on Day 1

Player Position Amount (INR) Team
Guman Singh Raider 1.21 crore Tamil Thalaivas
Sunil Kumar Defender 90 lakh Jaipur Pink Panthers
Ashish Raider 45 lakh U Mumba
Nitin Rawal All-rounder 37.5 lakh Haryana Steelers
Surinder Singh Defender 35.5 lakh U Mumba

The auction will continue for the second day in Mumbai as well.

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