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PRO KABBADI 2019 Auctions Day 1 : Desai bags highest bid; Goyat gets 93 lakhs

PRO KABADDI: The first day of the auction went good for some of the young players. In an auction, 12 franchise faced each other to make the best squad for the tournament. Not only this, but the young Stars from India and around the world Will get an opportunity to showcase their talent in front of a huge crowd.

Siddharth Desai banged the highest bid on day 1 with 1.45 crores

The first day of the auction has totally belonged to the star raider Siddharth Desai, who grabbed the second highest bid in the history of pro kabaddi league when the Telugu Titans purchased him on 1.45 crores. He grabbed that attention of the viewers in his debut season, where he Picked up 218 raid points in 21 matches. He became the second most expensive player to be bought in PKL history after Monu goyat, who banged the deal with Harayana stellers by claiming 1.51 crores.

There were a lot of twists and turns in the auction as some unexpected player got a good price and others went unsold. The poster boy of PRO kabaddi league, Rahul Chaudhari also grabbed 94 lakhs and this time he will be seen playing for Tamil Talaivas whereas Monu Goyat seized by UP Yodhas AT 93 lakhs.

Nitin Tomar who was the skipper of UP Yodhas last season impressed most of the Franchises. He was also sold at a healthy price of 1.20 crores. It was a very strange decision by UP Yodhas’ management as they didn’t retain him this year.
Despite the raiders, Star defender Sandeep Narwal got 89 lakhs and joined U Mumba for the seventh edition of pro kabaddi league.

Top 5 International Players
Rank Player Name Price in Rs Team Nationality
1 Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh 77.75 lakh Bengal Warriors Iran
2 Abozar Mohajermighani 75 lakh Telugu Titans Iran
3 Jang Kun Lee 40 lakh Patna Pirates Republic of Korea
4 Mohammad Esmaiel Maghsodhu 35 lakh Patna Pirates Iran
5 Dong Geon Lee 25 lakh U Mumba Republic of Korea

Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh, an all-rounder from Iran drew a lot of attention of the buyers when placed under the hammer. With the starting bid of 10 lakhs, Nobody would expect that he will be grabbed by 77.75 lakhs from Bengal Warriors.
Iran players always grabbed the attention of the buyers in the past. And the same incident repeated this year as from Top 5 FOREIGN BIDS 3 of them are from Iran
Abozar Mohajermighni, A world class defender from Iran got the deal with Telugu Titans with 75 lakhs.

Moreover, Mohd Maghsodhu, Iranian raider got the deal with PATNA PIRATES with 35 lakhs.
Few shockings have been observed from the first day of the auction came when some of the players couldn’t get any contract this year. Players like SOMVIR SHEKHAR, SANTOSH BS, JASVIR SINGH, KASHILING ADAKE, AND WAZIR SINGH WENT UNSOLD.

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