On the second day of PKL Auction 2021, people like Pardeep Narwal, Siddharth Desai, Sachin Tanwar, Rohit Gulia, Ravinder Pahal, Shrikhant Jadhav and PO Surjeet Singh earned some big deals.
Some of the big names like Rahul Chaudhari, Deepak Niwas Hooda, Abozar Mighani and Rohit Kumar didn’t make the big money. Still, some franchisees showed interest in their services and signed them up.
However, there were game-changers and veteran players who did not receive any bids at the 2021 PKL Auction. In this list, we look at the three kabaddi stars who went surprisingly unsold at the 2021 PKL Auction.
1. Farhad Milaghardan – One of the top foreign names to be part of PKL Auction 2021
Iran has become one of kabaddi’s powerhouses and quite a few Iranian stars were awarded contracts at PKL Auction 2021. Iranian all-rounder Farhad Milaghardan, however, remained unsold. He has been part of the Pro Kabaddi League since the fifth season.
So far, Milaghardan has played 62 games in his PKL career, scoring 153 points. He has one Super 10 and High 5 to his credit. Although he has experience, the teams preferred some inexperienced overseas stars over him.
With the rule to have at least two foreign players in every Pro Kabaddi League roster this year, many fans expected Farhad to earn a contract. But the same didn’t happen.
2. Manjeet Chhillar – One of the most accomplished players in PKL history
One of the greatest all-rounders in Kabaddi history, Manjeet Chhillar was part of the ‘B’ category of all-rounders at PKL Auction 2021. While quite a few teams need an experienced player like Manjeet, none of the franchises have raised the nerve for him.
Chhillar will likely return to the auction on day 3. It should come as no surprise if the former Bengaluru Bulls captain earns a contract from one of the 12 teams at PKL Auction 2021.
3. Ran Singh – The Block Specialist
Former Tamil Thalaivas all-rounder Ran Singh entered the 2021 PKL Auction in the ‘B’ category of all-rounders. Like Manjeet Chhillar, however, Ran remained unsold. It was a bit surprising to see no team bid on him as he is a game changer.
Ran has made a name for himself with his mighty blocks in the Pro Kabaddi League. He is one of the few players who can play in the corner position and also score points in the raiding unit. So far, Ran has played 120 games and scored 335 points in his career.
He has yet to record a Super 10, but Ran has scored four Super Raids. He also has four High 5s to his credit in defense. It will be interesting to see if Ran Singh gets a contract on Day 3.