The Telugu Titans have named defender Ravinder Pahal as their new captain for the upcoming 2022 Pro Kabaddi season. Pahal was one of the new players signed by the Titans at this year’s PKL auction.
The Titans had a horrible eighth season, finishing bottom in the PKL points table with just one win. Rohit Kumar and Siddharth Desai were members of the leadership group last season.
While the Telugu Titans still have Siddharth Desai in their roster, they have decided to hand the reins of the team to Ravinder Pahal. Announcing their new captain ahead of PKL 9, the Titans wrote on Instagram:
“Meeru anukunnadhi correct boss. Ravinder Pahal, aka THE HAWK, is the captain of the Telugu Titans this season.”
Pahal is one of the most accomplished defenders in Pro Kabaddi League history. In the right corner position, he has scored 338 tackle points in 120 games. His average successful tackles per game is 2.82 while his tackle success rate is 45%.
Fans should note that Pahal has recorded 23 high 5s in his PKL career so far. Nicknamed “The Hawk,” he also has 19 super tackles.
Can Ravinder Pahal lead the Telugu Titans to their first-ever PKL Championship?
Pahal has plenty of PKL experience under his belt, having been part of the competition since the inaugural season. He was the top defender in his second season, but he didn’t have a great game last season with the Gujarat Giants.
Due to fitness issues, Pahal was only able to play eight games for the Ahmedabad-based franchise, scoring 12 points. It will be interesting to see if he can stay fit throughout the 2022 Pro Kabaddi season and lead the Telugu Titans to their first championship.
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