PKL Season 1 winner
Pro Kabaddi has played a significant role in revolutionizing the sport in the country. The league has had five champions in its seven seasons, with Patna Pirates being the only team to win the title more than once. The other four teams to be crowned PKL champions are Jaipur Pink Panthers, U Mumba, Bengaluru Bulls, and Bengal Warriors.
PKL Season 1 winner: Jaipur Pink Panthers
The Jaipur Pink Panthers were the very first Pro Kabaddi champions. The Navneet Gautam-led team won the tournament’s league stage with 10 wins from 14 games prior to actually defeating U Mumba in the final by a score of 35-24. Maninder Singh led Jaipur with 10 points in the final and finished third in Raid Points with 130, trailing only Anup Kumar (155) and Rahul Chaudhari (151).
In the first season of the Pro Kabaddi League, Jaipur Pink Panthers had a number of kabaddi legends on their roster (PKL). All of the Panthers’ players gave their all to win the PKL trophy.
PKL Season 1 winner – JPP
Let’s take a look at the trophy-winning Pro Kabaddi season 1 team:
- Rajesh Narwal
Rajesh Narwal was a key all-rounder in the inaugural PKL season, and he was instrumental in the final against U Mumba. He scored 98 points in his debut season and was retained by the Panthers for the next four Pro Kabaddi League seasons.
- Jasvir Singh
Jasvir Singh is a PKL raider who has represented India in international competitions. He was the backbone of the Jaipur Pink Panthers’ inaugural season-winning squad.
- Maninder Singh
Maninder Singh led the Jaipur Pink Panthers in raid points in the first season of the PKL.
- Prashant Chavan
Prashant Chavan was the Panthers’ right cornerback during the league’s inaugural season. During that season, he had 32 tackle points in 15 appearances. Chavan finished his PKL career with 56 tackle points in 41 games.
- Rohit Rana
Rohit Rana is a solid left cover defender who recorded 38 tackle points in 15 PKL Season 1 games.
- Navneet Gautam
Navneet Gautam, the inaugural winning season’s captain, has previously represented India. The 38-year-old played for the Jaipur team until PKL Season 5 before hanging up his boots.
- Ran Singh
Ran Singh, the Jaipur Pink Panthers’ defensive stalwart, played for the club for four seasons. Singh, who had 36 points in PKL Season 1.
- Balbir Singh
Balbir Singh scored nine raid points in 16 PKL Season 1 matches for the Jaipur Pink Panthers.
- Samarjeet Singh
Samarjeet Singh, an all-rounder, scored 12 points in as many games for the Panthers during PKL Season 1.
- Raju Lal Choudhary
In Season 1, the right corner defender had a couple of tackle points in five games for the Jaipur Pink Panthers.
- Gangadhari Mallesh
Gangadhari Mallesh scored 13 raid points in 10 games during the inaugural PKL season.
- Sanjay Shrestha
Sanjay Shrestha is a Nepalese all-rounder who played for Jaipur Pink Panther in the first season of the PKL.
- Wei Yang
Wei Yang played for the Panthers in the first season of the PKL.