Pro Kabbadi League (PKL) 2019. Pic credit @ProKabaddi
Pro Kabbadi League (PKL) 2019. Pic credit @ProKabaddi

Star raider Siddharth Desai shined at the grand auction event of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League season 7 as he has become the second-most expensive player ever in the history of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) with Rs 1.45 crore. Telugu Titans who bagged the highest bid of the season, won the player after an intense battle with Tamil Thalaivas.

Earlier, in the last edition of PKL, Desai made his sensational debut as the player picked-up a total of 218 raid points from just 21 games which is not an easy job. When the former U Mumba superstar went under the hammer with the base price of worth Rs 30 lakh, each and every team battled hard to grab on the player but in the end Telugu Titans stole the best Kabaddi player under the nose of Tamil Thalaivas who directly bid Rs 1 crore to rope in the player. Both the franchises went in the neck to neck competition to bag the star raider but Thalaivas lost him just at the last step.

Currently, Desai holds the record of reaching to the benchmark of 50 raids rapidly in the PKL matches which is the fastest ever record in the history of PKL. Last year Desai started his PKL journey with U Mumba and was sold for Rs 36 lakh to the franchise. Monu Goyat is still consider to be the highest in the bidding table with Rs 1.51 crore. Last year Haryana Steelers bagged the raider for their side at this price.

The exciting ride of Pro Kabaddi League 2019 is all set to roll on the floor from July 19 and will continue till October 9, 2019. The seventh edition of biggest Kabaddi tournament and this year a total of 12 franchises will take on each other to grab the best from the rest in their team. The auctions took place at Mumbai on April 8 and 9. New Young Players (NYP) who came across from Future Kabaddi Heroes Programme 2019, will also go under the hammer in this year’s auctions.