VIVO Pro Kabaddi, India’s biggest non-cricket sports league, concluded the Season 6 Player Auctions on a historic note. Patna Pirates, the defending champion of Vivo Pro Kabbadi league retained their star players for Season 6. Pardeep Narwal “Dubki King” will continue to be team’s strength and star attraction for Kabbadi fans while representing Patna Pirates. Defender Jaideep, Manish, and all-rounder Jawahar have been retained by Patna Pirates for Season 6. They together will lend their experience to the team during Vivo Pro Kabbadi League Season 6 beginning October 19, 2018, with a hope to retain the champion title.
Patna Pirates has always planned a winning squad by keeping a balance between experienced star players and new talents. Taking ahead this formation, Patna Pirates has included all-rounder Vijay, Praveen, and Arvind as the three new young players in the squad who will add immense value to the team during competitive matches.
Patna pirates have strategically planned their auction bid and picked-up two international players for approx. Rs 20 lacs for Season 6. Taedeok and Hyunil Park went under the hammer for Rs 11.4 Lac and Rs 8.0 lac respectively.
The management also bided for Indian players and picked Kuldeep Singh (All-Rounder) for 22 lac, Vikas Jaglan (All-Rounder) for Rs 8 lac, Deepak Narwal (Raider) for Rs 57 lac, Surender Singh (Raider) for Rs 12.25 lac, Tushar Patil, (Raider) for 20 Lac, Manjeet (Raider) for Rs 20.4 lac , Vikas Kale (Defender) for Rs 27.4 lac, Ravinder Kumar (Defender) for Rs 8 lac and Vijay Kumar (Defender) for Rs 8 lac. Patna Pirates will be guided by its veteran coach Shri Ram Mehar Singh who has played an instrumental role in retaining the title.
Mr Pawan S Rana, Chief Executive Officer, Patna Pirates commenting on the auction said “Patna Pirates has always focused on the quality of the game and strived to raise the standard of Kabbadi. Our players have always thrilled sports lover through mental and physical skills during highly competitive matches. We have retained our star players while bringing in fresh talents to add a new dimension to our team. We are confident of retaining our title in Season 6”.
Patna Pirates had performed consistently in all their league appearances with the only team to reach playoff matches in all 5 seasons and winning the title thrice in a row.