The “dubki king” will be on the radar of several teams for the forthcoming season.

The Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) houses some of the best kabaddi players from the country. Pardeep Narwal is definitely amongst the best kabaddi players from India. He has broken plenty of records in the PKL and continues to be a fabulous player. The exceptional raider is capable of deciding games single-handedly. He has over 1100 points in the history of the competition. 

Pardeep Narwal helped Patna Pirates win the PKL title three times. The “dubki king” deserves credit for popularising kabaddi in India thanks to his sensational performances. He played for UP Yoddha in the previous season of the competition. Despite not delivering up to his usual standards, Narwal managed 188 points in 24 matches. 

A player that is expected to score in the region of 300 points, was not an entirely satisfactory display. For the eighth edition of the PKL, the U.P. Yoddha bought the player after paying ₹1.65 crores, making him the most expensive purchase in history. The raider might not be retained by the outfit for next season. In that situation, a lot of other teams in the PKL could take a swing and buy the player. 

Here is a look at the teams that would like to rope in Pardeep Narwal in their roster for the upcoming season of the PKL:

Gujarat Giants

Gujarat Giants are known for having a good defence in the PKL. They had the likes of Girish Ernak, Ravinder Pahal, Sunil Kumar and Pravesh Bhainswal in PKL 8- all good defenders. But, the team desperately lacked the presence of a good raider. HS Rakesh, Ajay Kumar and Pradeep Kumar were part of the squad but did not have the qualities to single-handedly decide the outcome of games.

Pardeep Narwal is a good option for the Giants. The coach Manpreet Singh is aware of Pardeep’s qualities and would utilise him well. If the star raider decides to join Gujarat, it could be a good move for both parties.

Patna Pirates

Patna Pirates owe their success to Pardeep Narwal. He deserves huge credit for helping the team become the most successful outfit in the PKL. Before the eighth edition, Narwal decided to step into the auction and was recruited by U.P Yoddha. However, the move from Patna to U.P. did not produce ideal results for the player. He was seen struggling and the intensity of his raiding was not the same.

The “dubki king” should consider reuniting with the Patna Pirates. On the other hand, the franchise will certainly love to welcome the return of their hero. Their coach Ram Meher Singh understands Pardeep’s game and could use him effectively. He was crucial in helping Pardeep reach big heights. He could bet on his former disciple and bring him to the Pirates’ setup. The reunion of the team and the player could spell trouble for the rest of the competition. 

Telugu Titans

Telugu Titans desperately need a strong raider in their ranks. The team struggled for points in the previous season of PKL. They had Siddharth Desai but the player could not take part after suffering an injury in the early stages of the competition. This was a huge blow to the team which could not recuperate from the loss and finished bottom in the league table. While Desai is a brilliant raider, there is always an air of doubt regarding his fitness.

Telugu Titans could place their trust in Pardeep Narwal during the upcoming auction. The outfit will get a sensational raider and a high-profile player like Narwal who is very popular. That will definitely give the team’s popularity a huge boost. 

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