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

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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