The Jaipur Pink Panthers, clearly the better side yesterday as they upset hosts U Mumba with 35-24 to win the inaugural Pro Kabaddi League at NSCI’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium on Sunday. The Jaipur Pink Panthers proved themselves the better side and pulled off a 35-24 victory over hosts U Mumba to emerge as the champion of the inaugural ProKabaddi League at NSCI’s Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium on Sunday. 24-year-old Maninder Singh helped the Jaipur Pink Panthers with his early raid points. Maninder earned seven raid points) while all-rounder Rajesh Narwal earned fve raid points and two tackle points. Mumbai never really looked good in opening moments but later they struggled to keep their nerves in check. Skipper Anup Kumar ended up on the losing side despite he himself scoring the match high 11 raid points. By the end of first half both the teams were nearly on par with Jaipur having a lead just with 18-14. In the beginning of the second half belonged to Panthers accumulated three quick points increasing their lead to 21-14. Mumbai’s leading raider Shabeer was pinned down in next minute by Jaipur defenders. Thereafter Mumbai team never really recovered and it was Panthers all the way. Earlier, Patna Pirates beat Bengaluru Bulls 29-22 to win the third place. Mahindra Group chairman Anand Mahindra said, that the second season of ProKabaddi League would be held in March, 2015.
And @JaipurPanthers win the STAR Sports #ProKabaddi @juniorbachchan is ecstatic! https://t.co/XyOUCumyur — STAR Sports (@StarSportsIndia) August 31, 2014
congratulations to all those involved with the kabaddi league. could be a game changer in indian sport. @StarSportsIndia — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 31, 2014