Written byRodney Dsouza ·
Pro Kabaddi League franchises splashed big bucks at the auction to build their squads.
The auction was held in Mumbai on May 30 and 31.
For the first time in the history of the league, the bid price crossed the Rs. 1 crore mark.
Over 200 players were drafted into the 12 teams.
Here are the top buys of 2018 auction.
Haryana Steelers decided to make Monu Goyat the highest paid player in Pro Kabaddi League.
They paid a whopping sum of Rs. 1.51 crore for the services of the raider.
In 39 matches, Monu has managed 250 raid points at an average of 6.41 points per game. He has completed a 'Super 10' on 9 occasions.
His base-price was set at Rs. 20 lakh.
Telugu Titans sealed a deal to secure the services of Rahul Chaudhary using the 'Final Bid Match' for Rs. 1.29 crore, more than six times his base price of Rs. 20 lakh.
Chaudhari has played 79 matches. In these matches, he has accumulated a total of 666 raid points and averages 8.43 points per game.
Chaudhari has 32 'Super 10s' under his belt.
Jaipur Pink Panthers forked out a mammoth sum of Rs. 1.15 crore for Deepak Niwas Hooda.
Deepak has been one of the most consistent performers in the league.
Former Puneri Paltan captain's base price was Rs. 20 lakh.
In 81 matches, the all-rounder has a total of 577 points.
He also has 14 'Super 10s' to his name.
Nitin Tomar was the last edition's biggest buy with a price tag of Rs. 93 lakh.
This term, he was acquired by Puneri Paltan for a total consideration of Rs 1.15 crore.
In 42 matches, Tomar has racked up 277 raid points, averaging 6.6 points a game.
Tomar also has 9 'Super 10s' to his name.
Rishank Devadiga saw a massive bidding war for his services but U.P. Yoddha decided to use the 'Final Bid Match' card to retain the player for Rs. 1.11 crore. In 80 matches, Devadiga has 449 total raid points averaging 5.61 point each game.
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