The sixth edition of Pro Kabaddi League is around the corner. There is no other league in the world that has grown by greater proportions than Pro Kabaddi. The season V set many monumental milestones in viewership, as it entertained 313 million viewers and had a watch time of 100 billion minutes. The final fixture of season V was the most viewed non-cricket sporting event on Indian Television.
Pro Kabaddi Season 6 kicks off on 5th October 2018 and has its final scheduled on 5th January 2019. Are you ready for 13 weeks of non-stop action?
Highlights of Pro Kabaddi Season VI auctions
Pro Kabaddi Season VI auctions shattered several bidding records of the previous seasons. The marquee players – Rahul Chaudhari (Telugu Titans), Monu Goyat (Haryana Steelers) and Deepak Niwas Hooda (Jaipur Pink Panthers) – were the three top buys.
Raider Monu Goyat received the highest bid among all, of INR 1. 51 Crore by Haryana Steelers. Fazel Atrachali, at INR 1 crore, was roped in by U Mumbai as the highest valued international player.
Monu Goyat expressed delight at becoming the highest paid player in Pro Kabaddi League but also realised it as “a huge responsibility to deliver”. Goyat is hopeful of raising his game and delivering for the side.
Pro Kabaddi Season 6 squads
Bengal Warriors squad: Vijin Thangadurai, Bhupender Singh, Vittal Meti, Amit Kumar, Rakesh Narwal, Amit Nagar, Ashish Chhokar, Manoj Dhull, Ran Singh, Jang Kun Lee, Ziaur Rahman, Shrikant Tewthia, Mahesh Goud
Retained – Surjeet Singh, Ravindra Ramesh Kumawat, Amaresh Mondal, Maninder Singh
FKH – Mithin Kumar
Dabang Delhi squad: Viraj Landge, Pawan Kumar, Ravinder Pahal, Rajesh Narwal, Chandran Ranjit, Vishal Mane, Shabeer Bapu, Siddharth, Khomsan Thongkham, Yogesh Hooda, Joginder Narwal, Satpal Narwal, Anil Kumar, Kamal Kishor Jat
Retained – Meraj Sheykh, Tapas Pal, Vishal, Tushar Balaram Bhoir
FKH – Naveen Kumar
Gujarat Fortunegiants squad: K Prapanjan, Ajay Kumar, Dong Geon Lee, Hadi Oshtorak, Shubham Palkar, Amit Sharma, Dharmender, Parvesh Bhainswal, Ruturaj Koravi
Retained –Mahendra Rajput, Sachin, Sunil Kumar
FKH – Lalit Chaudhary, Vikram Kandola, Anil
Bengaluru Bulls squad: Pawan Kumar, Raju Lal Choudhary, Dong Ju Hong, Gyung Tae Kim, Sandeep, Mahender Singh, Kashiling Adake, Jasmer Singh Gulia, Jawahar Vivek, Mahesh Maruti Magdum, Nitesh BR, Anil, Anand V, Rohit, Mahendra Singh Dhaka
Retained – Rohit Kumar
FKH – Sumit Singh, Harish Naik, Amit Sheoran
Patna Pirates squad: Kuldeep Singh, Deepak Narwal, Vikas Kale, Manjeet, Tushar Patil, Hyunil Park, Jae Min Lee, Vikas Jaglan, Vijay Kumar, Ravinder Kumar, Surender Singh, Taedeok Eom,
Retained – Pardeep Narwal, Jawahar Dagar, Manish Kumar, Jaideep
FKH – Vijay, Parveen Birwal, Arvind Kumar
Puneri Paltan squad: Nitin Tomar, Vinod Kumar, Bajrang, Takamitsu Kono, Sanjay Shrestha, Parvesh, Akshay Jadhav
Retained – Sandeep Narwal, Rajesh Mondal, Vikash Khatri, Rinku Narwal, Monu, More GB, Girish Maruti Ernak
FKH – Amit Kumar
Haryana Steelers squad: Monu Goyat, Md. Zakir Hossain, Prateek, Patrick Nzau Muvai, Surender Nada, Vikash Khandola, Wazir Singh
Retained – Kuldeep Singh, Neeraj Kumar, Vikas, Mayur Shivtarkar
FKH – Arun Kumar
U Mumba squad: Fazel Atrachali, Vinod Kumar, Abofazl Maghsodloumahali, R. Sriram, Rohit Baliyan, Hadi Tajik, Adinath Gavali, Dharmarajan Cheralathan, Abhishek Singh, Siddharth Desai
Retained – E Subash, Surinder Singh, Shiv Om
FKH – Gaurav Kumar, Mohit Balyan, Anil
Jaipur Pink Panthers squad: Deepak Niwas Hooda, Chang Ko, David Mosambayi, Gangadhari Mallesh, Sunil Siddhgavali, Sandeep Dhull, Mohit Chhillar, Anup Kumar, K Selvamani, Bajirao Hodage, Anand Patil, Shiva Ramakrishna, Brijendra Singh Chaudhary,
FKH – Lokesh Kaushik
Tamil Thalaivas squad: Sukesh Hegde, Darshan J, Anil Sharma, Abhinandan Chandel, D Gopu, Vimal Raj, Jae Min Lee, Manjeet Chillar, Jasvir Singh, K Jayasselan, Atul MS, Chan Sik Park
Retained – Ajay Thakur, C. Arun, D Pradap, Amit Hooda
FKH – Rajnish
UP Yoddha squad: Rishank Devadiga, Sachin Kumar, Darshan Kadian, Seaong Ryeol Kim, Suleiman Kabir, Narender, Rohit Kumar Choudhary, Jeeva Kumar, Shrikant Jadhav, Amit, Bhanu Pratap Tomar, Prashanth Kumar Rai
Retained – Nitesh Kumar, Pankaj
FKH – Azad Singh, Arkam Shaikh
Telugu Titans squad: Rahul Chaudhari, Rakesh Singh Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Abozar Mohajermighani, Farhad Rahimi Milaghardan, Sanket Chavan, Mahender Reddy
Retained – Nilesh Salunke, Rakshith, Sombir, Mohsen Maghsoudloujafari, Vishal Bhardwaj
FKH – Kamal Singh, Anand, Ankit Beniwal
Where to watch Pro Kabaddi 2018
The enthusiasts can live stream VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 6 on Star Sports Network’s Hotstar and TV channels.
Pro Kabaddi 2018 format
In the curtain raiser, Telugu Titans clash with Tamil Thalaivas on 5th October 2018 to renew their rivalry. Speaking of the format, there are two zones of six teams each. Prior to the anticipated playoffs, each team will be playing a set of 15 intra-zone and 7 inter-zone matches.
The play-offs encompass 3 eliminators, 2 qualifiers and the final.