Here is all the information you need about the Premier Badminton League Award Winners.
The Premier Badminton League 2018-19 has drawn its curtains upon us, giving us a month of some absolutely fabulous on-court action that involved some of the biggest names from the world of badminton. From international to national superstars, shuttlers from the land of the PBL ensured that exciting and dramatic encounters kept coming up one after the other, rolling up some real humdingers that helped make this edition of the frontier tournament a massive hit.
Rewarded by the league for their standout and eye-catching performances were not only the tournaments’ top 4 sides but also the star performers who lit the tournament alight with their impressive skill sets. From the best player of the tournament to the most attacking player of the league, we take a look at all the Premier Badminton League award winners.
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A total purse of Rs.6 crore was available for the top 4 sides in this edition of the Premier Badminton League with Rs.3 crores reserved for the winners. Silver medallists Mumbai rockets capped off their campaign with a pay cheque of Rs.1.5 crores while the other two semi-finalists were handed out Rs.75 lakhs each.
- Bengaluru Raptors: Rs. 3 crores
- Mumbai Rockets: Rs. 1.5 crores
- Hyderabad Hunters: Rs.75 lakhs
- Awadhe Warriors: Rs. 75 lakhs
Premier Badminton League Award Winners
Player of the League – Sameer Verma
Vodafone Smartest Player of the League – Kidambi Srikanth
Attacking Player of the League- Mathias Christiansen
Emerging Player of the League – Anders Antonsen
Final Match Award Winners
Player of the Tie – Kidambi Srikanth
Attacking Player of the Tie – Kidambi Srikanth
Srikanth completely decimated Antonsen in the first men’s singles clash on the night, winning comprehensive 15-7, 15-10 in an encounter that was extremely lopsided in nature. He was troubled for a bit by Antonsen in the second with things standing at 5-5 but it was only a matter of time before that changed into 15-10 to see the Rockets 1-0 lead negated.
Smartest Player of the Tie – Sameer Verma
Best Comeback of the Tie – Sameer Verma
Being down in the men’s singles title by a set, Sameer needed to ensure he needed to win the second set at any costs not just to keep his hopes alive of a win but also see his side comeback into the final. With the second set stuck at an intriguing 12-12, Sameer managed to urge ahead, winning 15-12 before going onto winning a completely one-sided decider 15-3 and with it helped his side level things in the final.
Premier Badminton League 2018-19 Score