Pardeep Narwal is one of the biggest name in Pro Kabaddi League.
A couple of days are left for the much-awaited PKL 9 auction, and every franchise must have decided as of now which players they will target. Pardeep Narwal, who has been released by UP Yoddha, will be one of the auction’s main attractions. Pardeep was bought for the huge sum of 1.65 crore at the PKL 8 auction, and he eventually became the highest-ever bought player in the history of PKL. This time the auction can surely be more interesting because of some legends being a part of the pool.
Let us take a look at the teams that would most probably bid for Pardeep Narwal in the upcoming auction:
Gujarat Giants might be the first team to bid for Pardeep Narwal as they are short of an experienced raider. They retained Sonu, Rakesh, Gaurav, and Sohit before the auction, but their eyes must have been on the big fish in the form of Pardeep Narwal. Narwal’s inclusion would provide them with not only an experienced raider, but also a mentor who could provide important advice to the players while playing.
Ram Mehar Singh, who was the coach of Patna Pirates in the past, has a magnificent bond with their former star Pardeep Narwal. The latter played for Patna from Season 3 till Season 7 and won the title thrice. The duo could team up once again, this time for GG to help them win their first title.
It’s always a dream of every player to play for his state in the league. Pardeep Narwal, who hasn’t been with the Haryana Steelers from the beginning, would not mind at all about playing for his state. Steelers, who have just retained one raider in the form of Vinay, would like to have Pardeep in their squad to give him the lead in terms of raiding.
PKL Season9 was a disaster for the Titans as they just won 1 game out of 22. Because of that, the franchise took a tough call by releasing Siddharth Desai and Rohit Kumar just to revamp their squad for PKL 9. Though Telugu Titans have retained a couple of raiders in the form of Ankit Beniwal and Rajnish, both are inexperienced when it comes to leagues like PKL. Keeping in mind the scenario, there’s a high chance that they will go for Pardeep Narwal to maintain a good balance of experience and young players.
Just like Titans, Tamil Thalaivas too had a terrible last edition, with just 5 victories out of 22 matches. Even after this debacle, they retained 8 players from their squad out of which 7 are from the Retained and New Existing Young Category. They are eager to add an experience player to their squad and no one can be better than Pardeep narwal, who would help them to come back on track.
Bengaluru Bulls might have had a fair last season, having won 11 matches out of 22, still they were lacking consistency in terms of winning. They even qualified for the next round; however, the lack of confidence could be seen in the Bulls dugout. They must be looking for a good start in the upcoming season, and Pardeep Narwal could be the answer to their question. His rich experience can solve most of their issues, also Pardeep’s combination with GB More could create wonders for the team.
Though we can’t expect Pardeep to be bought for a huge amount like 1.65 crore, his presence in any squad is a win-win situation for a franchise.