On the second day of the PKL auction 2021, greats like Pardeep Narwal, Siddharth Desai, Sachin Tanwar, Rohit Gulia, Ravinder Pahal, Shrikhant Jadhav and PO Surjeet Singh achieved big deals.

Some of the big names like Rahul Chaudhari, Deepak Niwas Hooda, Abozar Mighani, and Rohit Kumar didn’t make the big bucks. Still, some franchises showed interest in their services and signed them up.

However, there were game changers and experienced players who did not receive a single bid at the PKL auction in 2021. In this list we take a look at the three kabaddi stars who surprisingly remained unsold at the PKL auction 2021 yesterday.


1. Farhad Milaghardan – One of the top names from overseas participating in the PKL auction 2021

Farhad Milaghardan scored 78 points for the Telugu Titans in the last edition of the Pro Kabaddi League
Farhad Milaghardan scored 78 points for the Telugu Titans in the last edition of the Pro Kabaddi League

Iran has become one of Kabaddi’s powerhouses, and quite a few Iranian stars won contracts at the 2021 PKL auction. The Iranian all-rounder Farhad Milaghardan, however, remained unsold. He has been part of the Pro Kabaddi League since the fifth season.

So far, Milaghardan has played 62 games in his PKL career and scored 153 points. He has a Super 10 and High 5 to his name. Despite his experience, the teams drew some inexperienced overseas stars in front of him.

With the rule of having at least two overseas players on every Kabaddi League squad this year, many fans were expecting Farhad to get a contract. But the same thing didn’t happen.


2. Manjeet Chhillar – One of the most experienced players in PKL history

Manjeet Chhillar was not sold on day 2 of the PKL auction in 2021
Manjeet Chhillar was not sold on day 2 of the PKL auction in 2021

One of the greatest all-rounders in the history of Kabaddi, Manjeet Chhillar, was the all-rounder in category “B” at the PKL auction in 2021. Although some teams need a seasoned player like Manjeet, none of the franchises have raised the price for him.

Chhillar will likely return to the auction on day 3. It should come as no surprise when the former Bengaluru Bulls captain wins a contract from one of the 12 teams at the 2021 PKL auction.


3. Ran Singh – The Block Specialist

Ran Singh is one of the most powerful defenders to have ever played in the Pro Kabaddi League
Ran Singh is one of the most powerful defenders to have ever played in the Pro Kabaddi League

The former Tamil Thalaivas all-rounder Ran Singh entered the PKL auction in 2021 in the “B” category of all-rounders. However, like Manjeet Chhillar, Ran remained unsold. It was a little surprising that no team was offered for him because he is a game changer.

Ran made a name for himself with his mighty blocks in the Pro Kabaddi League. He is one of the few players who play in the corner position and can also score points in the raiding unit. In his career so far, Ran has played 120 games and scored 335 points.

He has yet to pick up one Super 10, but Ran has scored four Super Raids. He also has four high 5s on defense. It will be interesting to see if Ran Singh gets a contract on Day 3.