Superstar Pardeep Narwal broke yet another record this year. He became the most expensive player in Pro Kabaddi League history after U.P. Yoddha splashed a record 1.65 cr. for him. Siddharth Sirish Desai also went for a hefty sum of 1.30 cr. to former side Telugu Titans. Perhaps, the most surprising purchase was that of Arjun Deshwal. Jaipur Pink Panthers spent 96 lakhs to acquire his services.
Among the foreigners, Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh was the costliest in the PKL auction. Patna Pirates brought him for 31 lakhs. South Korean superstar Jangkun Lee also went to the Pirates, for an amount of 20.5 lakhs. His former club Bengal Warriors purchased Abozar Mohajer Mighani for 30.5 lakhs, to strengthen their squad. Therefore, it was a record-breaking auction. After the battle on the auction table, teams will now gear up to go head-to-head on the mat. Take Care and Stay Safe! Keep following Khel Now for all the latest updates from the world of sports.
4:45 PM G. Raju goes to Telugu Titans for 6 lakhs. He is a talented young raider.
4:40 PM Dabang Delhi sign defender Vikas for 6 lakhs.
4:37 PM Puneri Paltan buy right cover Abinesh Nadarajan for 6 lakhs.
4:30 PM All-Rounder Rohit goes to Bengal Warriors for 6 lakhs.
4:20 PM The auctions for D category players are underway.
4:00 PM U.P. Yoddha buy young raider Gulveer Singh for 10 lakhs. They are building a solid team here at the auction.
3:58 PM Ajinkya Ashok Pawar will play for Tamil Thalaivas in season 8. The southern outfit sing him for 19.50 lakhs.
3:51 PM Puneri Paltan buy Vishwas S for 10 lakhs. He is a talented young raider.
3:43 PM Rahul Rana goes to U Mumba for 10 lakhs.
3:41 PM U Mumba sign raider Jashandeep Singh for 10 lakhs.
3:39 PM Harshit Yadav goes to Gujarat Giants for 10 lakhs. He is a young raider and will look to make the most of this opportunity.
3:37 PM Patna Pirates pay 18.50 lakhs for raider Guman Singh.
3:28 PM Young raider Maninder Singh goes to Gujarat Giants for 10 lakhs.
3: 20 PM Tamil Thalaivas buy Bhavani Rajput for 10 lakhs.
3:15 PM Jaipur Pink Panthers sign Ashok for 10 lakhs.
3:14 PM Sahil joins U.P. Yoddha for 10 lakhs.
3:12 PM Raider Rathan K goes to Gujarat Giants for 25 lakhs.
3:09 PM Bengal Warriors sign raider Akash Pikalmunde for 17 lakhs.
3:05 PM Mahendra Ganesh Rajput joins Gujarat Giants for 15 lakhs.
3:01 PM Right cover defender Ajeet goes to U Mumba for 10 lakhs.
2:59 PM Puneri Paltan sign Karamvir for 10 lakhs.
2:58 PM Left corner defender Sachin Vittala is signed up by Bengal Warriors for 17.50 lakhs.
2:50 PM Patna Pirates sign right corner defender Shubham Shinde for 10 lakhs.
2:48 PM Bengaluru Bulls get Ankit for 10 lakhs.
2:47 PM Another player for Telugu Titans! Adarsh T for 10 lakhs.
2:45 PM Darshan J. goes for his base price of 10 lakhs to Bengal Warriors.
2:44 PM Telugu Titans sign Ruturaj Shivaji Koravi for 19.80 lakhs.
2:39 PM Mayur Jagannath Kadam goes to Bengaluru Bulls for 15 lakhs.
2:35 PM Patna Pirates acquire left corner defender Sandeep for 10 lakhs.
2:30 PM We are back again! U Mumba pick up defender Sunil Siddhgavali for 10 lakhs.
1:40 PM The auction for the Category D players will begin after the lunch break. Stay tuned!
1:30 PM It’s Rajesh Gurjar’s time to go under the hammer for 10 lakhs. Haryana Steelers will be his team.
1:27 PM Newcomer Gaurav Kumar joins U.P. Yoddha for 10 lakhs.
1:25 PM Defender Sandeep goes big in the auction. 59.50 lakhs to Telugu Titans.
1:18 PM 10 lakhs for Rohit Banne. He is picked up by Bengal Warriors.
1:15 PM Sourav Gulia joins Patna Pirates for 10 lakhs.
1:11 PM Left corner defender Parveen joins Bengal Warriors for 10 lakhs.
1:09 PM Right corner defender Rinku joins U Mumba for 32 lakhs.
1:02 PM Right cover defender Amit goes to Jaipur Pink Panthers for 20 lakhs.
12:55 PM Defending champions Bengal Warriors get Vijin Thangadurai for 10 lakhs.
12:48 PM Puneri Paltan go big for defender Sombir. 34.50 lakhs to get him in the squad.
12:45 PM U Mumba gets all-rounder Pankaj for 10 lakhs.
12:31 PM E Subash goes to Puneri Paltan for 10 lakhs.
12:29 PM U.P. Yoddha sign yet another prodigy. Gurdeep is picked up for 10 lakhs.
12:28 PM The first player to be sold after the break is all-rounder Ajay Ghanghas. Haryana Steelers get him for 10 lakhs.
12:10 PM The Category C players’ auctions will resume in a short while.
12:00 PM Tamil Thalaivas get in on the act this time. They acquire Sourabh Tanaji Patil for 15 lakhs.
11:58 AM After a long line of unsold players, finally it’s Brijendra Singh Chaudhary who gets a new team. He will join Haryana Steelers for 55 lakhs.
11:50 AM The next player to be sold is Rajesh Narwal. He joins Haryana Steelers for 10 lakhs.
11:44 AM 10 lakhs also for Sajin Chandrasekar. He goes to the Patna Pirates camp.
11:42 AM Bengal Warriors bring in all-rounder Manoj Gowda K. for just 10 lakhs.
11:37 AM There you go, the “King of Kabaddi” Ajay Thakur will link up with Dabang Delhi K.C. for a sum of 46 lakhs. He has experience of 115 PKL matches and has racked up a total of 790 raid points. A true legend of the game!
11:34 AM Sumit Singh joins Bengal Warriors for 20 lakhs.
11:32 AM Jaipur Pink Panthers splash the cash to bring in Arjun Deshwal. He comes for an amount of 96 lakhs.
11:30 AM The defensive-minded Gujarat Giants finally get a raider in their ranks. It’s the youngster Sonu for 20 lakhs.
11:29 AM Naveen is now a Pink Panther. 22 lakhs for him.
11:28 AM Bengal Warriors get their man Sukesh Hegde for 30 lakhs.
11:26 AM Ajith V Kumar will have a new home. The former Tamil Thalaivas raider joins U Mumba for 25 lakhs.
11:23 AM Deepak Narwal is the next player to go. 26.50 lakhs for him from the Bengaluru Bulls.
11:20 AM More G B will link up with Bengaluru Bulls for 25 lakhs.
11:18 AM Puneri Paltan exercise the FBM option to retain raider Nitin Tomar for 61 lakhs.
11:13 AM Another one for the Steelers! This time it’s Surender Nada for 20 lakhs.
11:10 AM Right cover defender Ravi Kumar joins Haryana Steelers for 27.50 lakhs.
11:08 AM The highly experienced Jeeva Kumar, a title winner with Bengal Warriors last season, is signed by the capital outfit Dabang Delhi K.C. for an amount of 44 lakhs.
11:05 AM Patna Pirates pick up the relatively unknown Sunil for 31.50 lakhs.
11:03 AM Left corner defender Joginder Singh Narwal joins Dabang Delhi K.C. for 20 lakhs.
11:00 AM We’re underway for the final day auction! Dharmaraj Cheralathan is the first player to go under the hammer. He joins Jaipur Pink Panthers for 20 lakhs.
10:45 AM U.P. Yoddha have really surprised everyone in this year’s PKL auction. They went big to bring in the Record Breaker Pardeep Narwal in their team for a record-breaking amount of 1.65 cr. Let’s see who they will go for this morning.
10:15 AM Each franchise can spend INR 4.4 crores to build their teams and can avail of a maximum of two Final Bid Match cards, depending on the number of players they have already retained. Big names in the Pro Kabaddi League auction pool on the final day will include the likes of Ajay Thakur and Monu Goyat.
On Monday, star raider Pardeep Narwal went for an eye-popping record-breaking amount of 1.65 cr to U.P Yoddha. Siddharth Sirish Desai was retained by Telugu Titans for 1.30 cr. after they exercised the FBM option on him. On the other hand, Rahul Chaudhari went for a surprisingly low amount of just 40 lakhs to Puneri Paltan.
The surprising buy of the evening was Rohit Gulia by Haryana Steelers for an amount of 83 lakhs. The all-rounder will now have to prove his worth, especially after his base price was just 30 lakhs.
10:00 AM Hello and welcome to Khel Now’s Live Updates of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 Player Auction
The much-anticipated Pro Kabaddi League Player Auction is back with more excitement than ever. The bidding war starts soon. We witnessed the new young players draft on opening day. On the second day, we saw overseas players and category A domestic players up for grabs. The third and final day will see the auction of categories B, C, D and unallocated players.
As such, it will be an enticing auction in which several top players will be up for grabs. Teams will be aiming to strengthen their squads with the acquisition of several big names. Bengal Warriors are the defending champions, having won their inaugural title in the year 2019.
The Pro Kabaddi League 2021 auction will be a three-day affair. It is starting on August 29 with more than 450 players set to go under the hammer in Mumbai. The 12 teams need to make up their respective squads for PKL Season 8. They have collectively released 161 players ahead of the new campaign.
Most of the released players have been added to the auction pool, which also has additions from the domestic field. Players from the top eight ranked teams of the senior national kabaddi championships of the last two seasons and overseas players too make up the pool.