PKL 2021: List of players Retained and Released by Gujarat Giants
Former Pro Kabaddi League finalists Gujarat Giants failed to make an impact in the previous edition of the league. The Ahmedabad-based franchise reached the summit clash in the fifth and sixth editions of the tournament, but they finished in ninth position in 2019.
The Gujarat Giants played 22 matches, recording seven wins and 13 defeats. Two of their league matches ended in a draw. As a result, the Ahmedabad-based franchise missed out on a place in the next round of the competition.
The team management has taken some big decisions ahead of the PKL Auction 2021. They have let go of their captain Rohit Gulia as well as their ace raider Sachin Tanwar. Gulia was one of the main all-rounders of the Gujarat Giants team in the last three years.
Meanwhile, Sachin played a vital role in the team’s journey to the final in Season 5. The Giants have retained the tried and tested cover duo of Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal. One of them might become the new captain of the Gujarat Giants.
The other three players who have been retained by the Gujarat Giants are Harmanjit Singh, Sumit and Ankit. Interestingly, the Ahmedabad-based franchise decided against retaining their Iranian raider Abolfazl Maghsoudlou.
Here we present to you the full list of players retained and released by the Gujarat Giants before PKL Auction 2021.
Players Retained Ahead of PKL 2021 by Gujarat Giants:
Parvesh Bhainswal, Sunil Kumar, Harmanjit Singh, Sumit, Ankit
Players Released Ahead of PKL 2021 by Gujarat Giants:
Abolfazl Maghsodloumahali, Ruturaj Koravi, Pankaj, Shazid Hossain, Vinod Kumar, Rohit Gulia, Gurvinder Singh, Lalit Chaudhary, More GB, Sachin Tanwar, Sonu, Amit Kharb.
It will be interesting to see which players join the Gujarat Giants at PKL Auction 2021. They might try to get their former player Abozar Mighani back.