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Pawan Sehrawat makes history; 5 players cross INR 1cr mark in PKL auction

MUMBAI: Pawan Sehrawat emerged as the most expensive buy on Day 1 of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 10 Player Auction held in Mumbai on Monday, 9th August 2022. Meanwhile, Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh emerged as the most expensive foreign player, being bought for a whopping INR 2.35 by Puneri Paltan. 

This Player Auction also witnessed a jump in the 1-crore club from four players in the last Player Auction to five players. Pawan Sehrawat, Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh, Maninder Singh, Fazel Atrachali and Siddharth Desai were part of the 1-crore club in the current Player Auction.

A total of 23 players were sold to the 12 franchise teams with as many as 6 Final Bid Match (FBM) cards being used on Day 1.

PKL stars continue to dominate 

The highlight of the auction was Pawan Kumar Sehrawat smashing his own record after he was bought by Telugu Titans for a whopping sum of INR 2.6 crore. Meanwhile, Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh broke the record for being the most expensive foreigner at the PKL Auction after he was bought for INR 2.35 crore. Maninder Singh returned to Bengal Warriors after the franchise utilized the FBM card to match Telugu Titans' bid of INR 2.12 crore.

Iranians in demand 

The Iranian kabaddi legend Fazel Atrachali crossed the 1 crore mark once again after he was acquired by Gujarat Giants for INR 1.6 crore. He also retained his record for the most expensive defender in PKL history. Meanwhile, Atrachali's compatriot Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh was bought by the Giants for INR 22 lakh.

Top 5 Category A players on Day 1 

  •  Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh, Iran: INR 2.35 crore by Puneri Paltan
  • Maninder Singh, India: INR 2.12 crore by Bengal Warriors
  • Fazel Atrachali, Iran: INR 1.60 crore by Gujarat Giants
  • Manjeet, India: INR 92 lakh by Patna Pirates
  • Vijay Malik, India: INR 85 lakh by U.P. Yoddhas

Top 5 Category B players on Day 1 

  • Pawan Sehrawat, Raider: INR 2.6 crore by Telugu Titans
  • Siddharth Desai, Raider: INR 1 crore by Haryana Steelers
  • Ashu Malik, Raider: INR 96.25 lakh by Dabang Delhi K.C.
  • Meetu, Raider: INR 93 lakh by Dabang Delhi K.C.
  • Guman Singh, Raider: INR 85 lakh by U Mumba

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