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PKL 2021 auction: Full list of players released by 12 kabaddi franchises

The 12 teams have released 161 players in total, with the Bengal Warriors (16 out of 20) and Telugu Titans (15 out of 18) releasing the most. Check full list here

PKL 2021 | sports | Kabaddi auctions

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Patna Pirates' Pardeep Narwal raids against Bengal Warriors
File photo: Patna Pirates has released its star raider Pardeep Narwal ahead of Pro Kabaddi League 2021 auction.

The (PKL) is set to return after a year’s break due to Covid-19 pandemic. The 12 teams will begin to assemble their squads for the eighth season (PKL 2021) slated to take place in December. The non-retained players, including all squad players from PKL Seasons 6 and 7, will go under the hammer at the mega auctions in Mumbai from August 29 to 31.

Ahead of the much-awaited auction, teams have released some big players from their squad. Patna Pirates has released its star raider Pardeep Narwal while Tamil Thalaivas released its three kabaddi legends, Ajay Thakur, Rahul Chaudhary and Manjeet Chillar, among others. Thalaivas would look to buy new and in-form players as it failed to make any impression in previous two seasons.

The 12 teams have released 161 players in total, with the Bengal Warriors (16 out of 20) and Telugu Titans (15 out of 18) releasing the most.

ALSO READ: Pro Kabaddi League 2021: Auction to take place from August 29 to 31

Other big players that have been released are Iran’s Meraj Sheykh (Dabang Delhi), Siddharth Desai (Telugu Titans), Sandeep Narwal (U Mumba), and Rishank Devadiga (UP Yoddha), among others. Among captains, Rohit Kumar (Bengaluru Bulls), Rohit Gulia (Gujarat Fortunegiants), Dharmaraj Cheralathan (Haryana Steelers), Deepak Hooda (Jaipur Pink Panthers) and Surjeet Singh (Puneri Paltan) failed to retain their place in their previous teams ahead of auction.

The Patna Pirates is PKL’s most successful team, having won three times and being the only team to defend their title thrice. Apart from the incumbent champions Bengal Warriors, Jaipur Pink Panthers, U Mumba, and Bengaluru Bulls have won one title each.

Here is the full list of players released (teamwise):

Bengal Warriors

  • Sukesh Hegde
  • K Prapanjan
  • Mohammad Taghi
  • Rakesh Narwal
  • Amit
  • Naveen Narwal
  • Baldev Singh
  • Jeeva Kumar
  • Viraj Vishnu Landge
  • Adarsh T
  • Dharmendra Singh
  • Amir Dhumal
  • Avinash A.R.
  • Mayur Shivkarkar
  • Sourabh Patil
  • Sunil Dubili
Bengaluru Bulls

  • Rohit Kumar
  • Lal Mohar Yadav
  • Sumit Singh
  • Vinod Kumar - Raider
  • Rajulal Choudhary
  • Vijay Kumar
  • Mahender Singh
  • Aman
  • Sandeep
  • Ajay
  • Ankit
  • Ashish Kumar
  • Sanjay Shreshtha
Dabang Delhi

  • Aman Kadian
  • Chandran Ranjit
  • Sumit Kumar
  • Joginder Narwal
  • Vishal Mane
  • Pratik Patil
  • Ravinder Pahal
  • Anil Kumar
  • Saeid Ghaffari
  • Satywan
  • Sombir
  • Meraj Sheykh
Gujarat Giants

  • Abolfazl Maghsodloumahali
  • Gurvinder Singh
  • Lalit Chaudhary
  • More GB
  • Sachin Tanwar
  • Sonu
  • Amit Kharb
  • Ruturaj Koravi
  • Pankaj
  • Shazid Hossain
  • Vinod Kumar
  • Rohit Gulia
Haryana Steelers

  • Amirhossein Maleki
  • Arun Kumar HN
  • Naveen
  • Prashanth Kumar Rai
  • Selvamani K
  • Dharmaraj Cheralathan
  • Ravi Kumar
  • Vikas Kale
  • Sunil
  • Parveen
  • Subash Narwal
  • Vikram Kandola
  • Kuldeep Singh
  • Tin Phonchoo
Jaipur Pink Panthers

  • Ajinkya Pawar
  • Deepak Narwal
  • Guman Singh
  • Lokesh Kaushik
  • Milinda Chaturanga
  • Nilesh Salunke
  • Karamvir
  • Sandeep Dhull
  • Sunil Siddhgavali
  • Deepak Hooda
  • Dong Gyu Kim
  • Santhapanaselvam
Players released by Patna Pirates ahead of auction

  • Pardeep Narwal
  • Ashish
  • Jang Kun Lee
  • Mohammad Esmaeil
  • Naveen
  • Purna Singh
  • Mahendra Choudhary
  • Jaideep
  • Jawahar
  • Amit Kumar
  • Hadi Oshtorak
  • Ravinder
  • Vikas Jaglan
Puneri Paltan released players

  • Nitin Tomar
  • Amit Kumar
  • Darshan Kadian
  • Emad Sedaghatnia
  • Manjeet
  • Sriram
  • Sushant Sail
  • Deepak Yadav
  • Surjeet Singh
  • Shubham Shinde
  • Girish Maruti Ernak
  • Amit Kumar
  • Sagar Krishna
  • Sandeep
Tamil Thalaivas

  • Rahul Chaudhari
  • Ajay Thakur
  • Anand
  • Shabeer Bappu
  • Ajith Kumar
  • Vineet Sharma
  • Yashwant Bishnoi
  • Ajeet
  • Ponparthiban Subramanian
  • Mohit Chhillar
  • Arif Robbani
  • Manjeet Chhillar
  • Hemant Chauhan
  • Ran Singh
  • Victor Obiero
Players releaased by Telugu Titans ahead of PKL 2021

  • Siddharth Desai
  • Sooraj Desai
  • Amit Kumar
  • Kamal Singh
  • Mula Siva Ganesh Reddy
  • Palle Mallikarjun
  • Vishal Bhardwaj
  • Arun
  • Krushna Madne
  • Abozar Mohajermighani
  • Armaan
  • Farhad Milaghardan
U Mumba released players

  • Arjun Deshwal
  • Athul MS
  • Dong Geon Lee
  • Gaurav Kumar
  • Rohit Baliyan
  • Vinoth Kumar
  • Rajaguru Subramanian
  • Harsh Vardhan
  • Anil
  • Young Chang Ko
  • Surinder Singh
  • Sandeep Narwal
  • Mohit Baliyan
UP Yoddha released players

  • Rishank Devadiga
  • Shrikant Jadhav
  • Monu Goyat
  • Masud Karim
  • Ankush
  • Azad Singh
  • Gulveer Singh
  • Surender Singh
  • Ashish Nagar
  • Amit
  • Akram Shaikh
  • Gurdeep
  • Mohsen Maghsoudlou
  • Narender
  • Sachin Kumar

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First Published: Thu, August 26 2021. 14:01 IST