Pro Kabaddi League 6 Auction Highlights: Jaipur Panthers packed Bajirao Hodage’s bag

Pro Kabaddi League 6 Auction Highlights: Jaipur Panthers packed Bajirao Hodage’s bag
Written by Abhishek Lohia

On a day which saw the breaking and making of records at the Pro Kabaddi League 6 (PKL) players’ auction 2018. In this auction five Indian and one foreign player registered in 1 crore club with Indian raider Monu Goyat being the most expensive after being snapped up by Haryana Steelers for a whopping Rs 1.51 crore. On Wednesday, the first of the two-day PKL auction here, several records were made, only to be broken within minutes. Top- Raider Deepak Niwas Hooda became the first player to cross the Rs 1 crore mark as Jaipur Pink Panthers paid an astounding amount of Rs 1.15 crore to bag his co-operation for the PKL league’s sixth edition.

Versatile Raider Nitin Tomar, who was last year’s costliest player packed his bag with a price tag of Rs 93 lakh.  His partner Deepak also pass the remark of 1-crore as Puneri Paltans bagged him for Rs 1.15 crore. In the final moments of the first day auctions, UP Yoddhas spent Rs 1.11 crore to retain their Top-seed Rishank Devadiga. Although, Delhi tried their best to sign star raider Rahul Chaudhary after making a Rs 1.29 crore bid, but the Telugu Titans exercised the Final Bid Match (FBM) at the right time to retain the 24-year-old. However, former India captain Anup Kumar suffered a fall from grace as he commanded a mere Rs 30 lakh. Anup will represent the Jaipur Pink Panthers this season.

Pro Kabaddi Auction Highlights

4:00 PM IST- Arjun Kumar, Harikrishnan, Mohit Chaudhary all go unsold

3:45 PM IST- Anand Patil SOLD to Jaipur Pink Panthers for Rs 8 Lakh

3:25 PM IST- Ravi Dalal UNSOLD, An experienced raider with 173 raid points in PKL history has no takers

3:15 PM IST- Rakesh Narwal SOLD to Bengal Warriors for Rs 8 Lakh

3:00 PM IST- Abhishek Singh SOLD to U Mumba for Rs 42.8 Lakh

2:30 PM IST- Anand V SOLD to Bengaluru Bulls for Rs 8 Lakh

2:00 PM IST- UP Yoddha’s are looking in a confident way as they have bought Sachin Kumar, Narendra, Sagar Krishna, Prashantha Kumar Rai.

1:50 PM IST- Sachin Kumar SOLD to UP Yoddha for Rs 19.2 Lakh

1:30 PM IST- Ruturaj Koravi SOLD to Gujarat Fortunegiants for Rs 30.4 Lakh

1:20 PM IST- Vikal Kale SOLD to Patna Pirates for Rs 27.4 Lakh.  Costliest buy in Category C. Gujarat refuse to use FBM

1:00 PM IST- Virender Singh is UNSOLD

12:50 PM IST- Manoj Kumar SOLD to Telugu Titans for Rs 8 Lakh

12:40 PM IST- Narender SOLD to UP Yoddha for Rs 8 Lakh

12:25 PM IST- Mahesh Maruti Magdum SOLD to Bengaluru Bulls for Rs 8 Lakh

12:15 PM IST- Rajesh Narwal SOLD to Dabang Delhi for Rs 16 Lakh

12:00 PM IST- Bhupender Singh SOLD to Bengal Warriors for Rs 8 Lakh

11:45 AM IST- Vinod Kumar SOLD to U Mumba for Rs 22.25 Lakh

11:40 AM IST- Sachin Shingade SOLD to Haryana Steelers for Rs 20 lakh

11:35 AM IST- Rajaguru S SOLD to U Mumba for Rs 12 lakh

11:30 AM IST- Delhi up the ante and have their man. Mane will head to Delhi. A pretty apt replacement for Nilesh Shinde

11:20 AM IST- Mumbai win the race for Cheralathan as Delhi once again end up second best in the race for a big name. Pune refuse to exercise their FBM card. U Mumba needed it after missing out on all Category A players. Also, Cheralathan seems to be an ideal replacement for Anup Kumar

11:10 AM IST- First real bidding war of the day, but Delhi use their FInal Match Bid to keep their man. Langde played a part in Maharshtra’s win in the Senior National Championships earlier in the year. Those performances have mattered in these auctions

11:00 AM IST- Sagar Krishna is the first player to be SOLD today and he goes to UP Yoddha for Rs 14.25 lakh

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is a Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Sportscafe, and some other Digital Channels. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies, and Indian politics. He also covers latest Sports News and Live Coverage. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IPEC College, Sahibabad. He can be reached at; [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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