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PKL 2018: Captain cool Anup Kumar to lead Jaipur Pink Panthers squad

Extremely talented Sandeep Dhull, South Korean champ Young Chang Ko, and Santhapanaselvam will be seen controlling the defence of the team

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nup Kumar to lead Jaipur Pink Panthers in PKL 2018
Anup Kumar during practice session. Photo: @JaipurPanthers

Jaipur Pink Panthers, the Pro Kabaddi League franchise owned by Abhishek Bachchan, did not retain any player from their old team in the auction as they wanted to start afresh in Jaipur Pink Panthers have 8 raiders, 5 defenders and 4 all-rounders. Anup Kumar, who captained U Mumba since PKL season 1 and is famously known as the toe-touch king of kabaddi, has been bought by the Pink Panthers this time. He has scored a total of 546 points in his PKL career. Among 5 defenders, the onus will be on Mohit Chillar, who along with Surender Nada showed some excellent defensive skills in previous seasons. Surender Nada will play for Haryana Steelers in the sixth season of the Pro Kabaddi League. The extremely talented Sandeep Dhull, South Korean champ Young Chang Ko, and Santhapanaselvam will be seen controlling the defence of the team.

Jaipur Pink Panthers have gained immense popularity due to their association with their celebrity owners. Jaipur Pink Panthers won the inaugural season of Pro Kabaddi League 2014 by defeating U Mumba. However, the team's performance dropped in PKL Seasons 3 and 4 but improved in the fifth, where it qualified for the playoffs.

Here is Jaipur Pink Panthers full squad for PKL 2018:

Player Name Defender/All rounder/Raider
Anup Kumar © Raider
Ajit Singh Raider
Anand Patil Raider
David Shilisia J Mosambayi Raider
Gangadhari Mallesh Raider
Lokesh Kaushik Raider
Selvamani K Raider
Sunil Siddhgavali Raider
Bajirao Hodage Defender, right cover
Mohit Chhillar Defender, right corner
Santhapanaselvam Defender, right corner
Young Chang Ko Defender, left cover
Sandeep Kumar Dhull Defender, left corner
Brijendra Singh Chaudhary All rounder
Deepak Niwas Hooda All rounder
N Shiva Ramakrishna All rounder
Nitin Rawal All rounder

First Published: Tue, October 02 2018. 07:34 IST