The auctions of season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL 2022) are underway and we have witnessed some of the exciting buys at the end of day 1.
Pro Kabaddi League (PKL 2022) auctions started on August 05, Saturday in Mumbai. There are some record-breaking buys on day 1 as Pawan Sehrawat got 2.26 crore and becomes the most expensive player in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2022 auctions.
A 23-year-old from New Delhi, Pawan Sehrawat played for the Indian Kabaddi Team as well and he will now play for Tamil Thalaivaa in the 9th season of the Pro Kabaddi League.
Other than Pawan Sehrawat, Fazel Atrachali from Iran becomes the most expensive overseas player after the end of day 1 of the Pro Kabaddi League auctions. He was bought for a whopping 1.38 crore by Punari Paltan.
Coming to the Indian buys again, V Kandola is the 2nd most expensive buy after day 1 of the auctions with 1.7 crores. He will represent Bengaluru Bulls in PKL 2022. Also, he was the only buy on day 1 of the auction by a Bengaluru-based franchise.
Players sold after day 1 of the PKL 2022 auctions
Bengal Warriors (Pro Kabaddi League auctions)
A Bengal-based franchise bought a total of 4 players on day 1 of the Pro Kabaddi League auction 2022. Deepak Nivas Hooda, an all-rounder from Haryana was the most expensive buy from them with 43 lakh.
Also, A Rohidas, another all-rounder, and S Jadhav (Raider) were bought at Rs. 26 lakh each.
The franchise also invested in Girish Maruti Ernak to strengthen their defense. He got Rs. 20 lakh contract by the Bengal Warriors.
Bengal Warrior’s remaining purse
The Bengal-based franchise is left with Rs. 2.76 crores after day 1 of the auctions. They are at No. 7 on the list of purses remaining.
Gujrat Titans (Pro Kabaddi League auctions)
A Gujrat-based franchise used an FBM card for a raider P Kumar and got him for Rs. 25 lakh. Also, they bought C Ranjit (Raider) for Rs. 30 lakhs. These two were the only buys from Gujrat Titans on day 1.
Gujrat Titans’ remaining purse
They are at the top of the list of the remaining purse after day 1 with Rs. 3.63 crores. We can expect some interesting buys from them on day 2.
V Khandola was the only buy from Bengaluru Bulls after the end of day 1 of the Pro Kabaddi auctions. They bought him for Rs. 170 lakh. He becomes the 2nd most expensive buy after P Sehrawat in auctions of the PKL 2022.
Bengaluru Bulls’ remaining purse
They are at No. 6 on the list with Rs. 2.81 crores.
Dabang Delhi KC (Pro Kabaddi League auctions)
The defending champions of the Pro Kabaddi League season 8 bought two defenders on day 1 of the auctions.
They bought V Lather and S Kumar Dhull for Rs. 20 and 40 lakh respectively.
Dabang Delhi is at last on the list of the remaining purse with Rs. 1.95 crores. They have to be aware of this when they go on day 2 of the auctions.
U Mumba (Pro Kabaddi League auctions)
A Mumbai-based franchise spent a total of Rs. 202 lakh on day 1 of the Pro Kabaddi League auctions. They bought two raiders in A Narwal and G Singh at Rs. 45 and 121.5 lakhs respectively. U Mumba also went for Surinder Singh and bought him for Rs. 35.5 lakh.
They are at No. 3 in the list of Remaining purses with Rs. 3.34 crore.
N Rawal (All rounder) and Manjeet (Raider) were the only two buys from Haryana Steelers with Rs. 37.5 and 80 lakhs respectively.
Haryana is just behind U Mumba in the list at No. 4 with Rs. 3.33 crore.
A UP-based franchise used an FBM card for P Narwal on day 1 of Pro Kabaddi League auctions. The raider got Rs. 90 lakh contract by UP Yoddha. It is the only buy from a UP-based franchise.
UP Yoddha is on the 2nd last position when it comes to the purse remaining. They have left with Rs. 2.11 crore.
Jaipur Pink Panthers
V Ajith Kumar (Raider) and S Kumar (Defender) were the only buys from the winners of the first Pro Kabaddi League season on day 1. Both got Rs. 66 lakh and 90 lakh contracts from Jaipur-based franchises respectively.
A Tamil-based franchise is the talk of the town as they bought P Sehrawat for a whopping Rs. 226 lakh. It is the most expensive buy on day 1 of the Pro Kabaddi 2022 auctions.
With Rs. 2.83 crores, they are at No. 5 on the list of the team’s remaining purse.
They spent a total of Rs. 225 lakhs on day 1 of the Pro Kabaddi auctions. ME Nabibakhsh and F Atrachali were the two buys on day 1.
They are at No. 9 on the list with Rs. 2.69 crores.
A Patna-based franchise used an FBM card for S Narwal and Sachin. Also, they bought R Gulia for Rs. 30 lakh.
They are at No. 10 on the list with Rs. 2.12 crore.
They bought the most number of players on day 1 of the Pro Kabaddi auctions. Telugu bought total 6 players in SS Desai, M Goyat, V Bhardwaj, S Singh, A Singh, and P Bhaiswal and spent a total of 242 lakh.
Despite buying the most number of players, they have left with Rs. 3.37 crore in the purse. They bought the players at fewer prices and they have a chance on day 2 to buy some more exciting players on day 2.
Some unexpected results after day 1 auctions of Pro Kabaddi League
It was expected that Pawan Sehrawat will get the reward for his outstanding performances in the recent past. And it was also expected that he will be the most expensive buy in the auction. But there are some unexpected results after day 1 as some of the big players went unsold after day 1.
Some of those names are S Narwal and A Mighani who are well-known names in Kabaddi. Also, players like M Goyat, S Desai, and N Tomar were sold for their base price. It was expected that they will get some big money in the PKL 2022 auctions.
So these are the players and the purse remaining of the teams in the Pro Kabaddi League auctions. Let’s see how day 2 of the PKL auctions go. Till then, keep reading the article and follow us for more sports-related content.