In the high-stakes arena of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), where the raiders often takes center stage, the unsung heroes guarding the fort are the defenders. Their skill, agility, and strategic brilliance form the backbone of every team’s success.
Sportstar takes a look at the defender who holds the record of most tackle points in a single PKL match:
Iranian powerhouse Mohammadreza Chiyaneh has showcased his ability to single-handedly influence the outcome of a game through his robust tackles.
In Season 9, playing for the Patna Pirates against Dabang Delhi K.C., Chiyaneh delivered a defensive masterclass in a closely contested match.
He effectively subdued the opposition’s raiders to the best of his abilities. His dominance was evident as he completed eight tackles, all of which were Super Tackles.
Chiyaneh’s formidable performance made it challenging for Dabang Delhi K.C.’s star raider, Naveen Kumar, to score against him, keeping the Pirates competitive throughout the game.
Despite the eventual loss, the match will be etched in memory for Chiyaneh’s extraordinary effort, contributing 16 tackle points and securing the second-best defender position of the season with a total of 84 tackle points, five points behind Jaipur Pink Panthers’ Ankush.
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