Vishal Bhardwaj, one of Season 5’s most impressive young talents, anchored the Telugu Titans defence at just 20 years of age. His ankle holds, once locked in, are almost impossible for raiders to escape and furthermore, he is able to use sheer strength to pull the opposition raider back into his half. He earned a call up to the 2017 Asian Kabaddi Championships Indian team.
Season 5 was his breakthrough campaign where he scored 71 tackle points and was the third most successful defender.
Bhardwaj averaged 3.22 tackle points per match, the second best in Season 5.
Bhardwaj scored an impressive 5 High 5s in his campaign for Telugu Titans in Season 5.
|PKL Season||Tackle Points (Rank)||High 5s|
|46||TOTAL RAIDS||247||TOTAL TACKLES|
|1||SUCCESSFUL RAIDS||125||SUCCESSFUL TACKLES||6||GREEN CARDS|
|1||UNSUCCESSFUL RAIDS||122||UNSUCCESSFUL TACKLES||0||YELLOW CARDS|
|44||EMPTY RAIDS||0||RED CARDS|
At the end of PKL Season 6