PKL 2021: Iran’s Abozar Mighani excited to join defending champions Bengal Warriors says, ‘You will see a new Abozar this season’

PKL 2021: Iran's Abozar Mighani excited to join defending champions Bengal Warriors says, 'You will see a new Abozar this season'
PKL 2021: Iran's Abozar Mighani excited to join defending champions Bengal Warriors says, 'You will see a new Abozar this season'

PKL 2021: Iran’s Abozar Mighani excited to join defending champions Bengal Warriors says, ‘You will see a new Abozar this season’ – One of the best foregin players to have played the Pro Kabaddi League, Abozar Mighani will be playing for defending champions Bengal Warriors in the upcoming PKL 2021. He has said that he is very eager to join the Bengal Warriors team. 

 

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In an interview with Sportkeeda Abozar said, “I am elated to join last season’s champions Bengal Warriors. I have played with Nabibakhsh in the Iran Kabaddi League as well. We have also played international tournaments together for Iran for so many years. Now that we are matched together, I look forward to reuniting with him.” 

Abozar is the highest-paid foreign athlete in this year’s PKL auction where he was bought by Bengal for a whopping price of Rs 30.5 lakh. Abozar is a multifaceted defender who plays as Right cover and Right Corner defender. He’s nicknamed the ‘Smiling Assassin’ for his ability to pin down skilful opposition raiders with relative ease.

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“I missed playing in the PKL during this outbreak. We couldn’t play the game in our home country as well because of the lockdown. It was tough for both the players as well as the fans to miss out on the sport for such a long time. Now that the PKL is back, we will all shine stronger than before. The eighth season will be a memorable one,” the Iranian defender added.

 

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Abozar scored 66 tackle points in 24 matches in his debut season at a tackle strike rate of 56.03%. Abozar went on to deliver consistently for his side in his debut season and played a pivotal role for Gujrat Fortunegiants reaching the final in their debut season. Mighani will team up with one of the rising stars of PKL, left cover Rinku to form Bengal Warriors’ defence. 

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“Rinku is a brilliant left corner. He played a vital role in winning the title for the Bengal Warriors last season. He is good to watch when it comes to ankle holds and can support really well. I am excited to work with him this year. If we both can work as a corner combination, Bengal Warriors would be unbeatable because our raiders are very good,” he said.