Jaipur Pink Panthers, the Pro Kabaddi League franchise owned by Abhishek Bachchan, did not retain any player from their old team in the Pro Kabaddi League 2018 auction as they wanted to start afresh in PKL 2018. 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|
|David Shilisia J Mosambayi||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|