PKL Season 4 Champion
Season 4 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi concluded on a high note at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, with the reigning champion Patna Pirates defeating the formidable Jaipur Pink Panthers 37-29. As both teams battled for supremacy, it was a closely contested 40-minute kabaddi game that was possibly the best of the season. The Patna Pirates captain, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, hoisted the golden trophy amid spectacular celebrations.
PKL Season 4 Champion: Patna Pirates
Patna Pirates, the defending champions, advanced to the finals for the fourth time in a row thanks to an outstanding all-around team effort. The Pirates dominated the tournament, becoming the first team to win two consecutive PKL championships.
In a high-intensity match, they faced the defending champions, the Jaipur Pink Panthers. Pardeep was outstanding in the finals, scoring 16 points to help the Pirates defeat the Panthers 37-29. He was the season’s leading raider with 133 points, and he was backed up in the defence by Iranian defender Fazel Atrachali, who had 45 tackle points.
Let’s go over the PKL Season 4 recap:
It was Patna’s aggression versus Jaipur’s tactics, and in the end, it was Patna Pirates who stamped their authority and emerged as League champions, claiming their second trophy.
Pardeep Narwal of the Patna Pirates scored 17 points and was named Best Raider, while Hodi Oshtorak of the champions was named Best Defender of the Match. Rahul Chaudhari of the Telugu Titans finished the season as the most successful raider, with 146 points.
Earlier in the evening, Puneri Paltan defeated Telugu Titans in the battle for third place, with raider Deepak Niwas Hooda scoring 17 points for Puneri Paltan. The #FinalPanga in Hyderabad was witnessed by a sold-out stadium and fans from all over the world!
In the enthralling final, both teams started strongly, but it was Jaipur who struck first, sending Pardeep Narwal to the bench in the fourth minute with a score of 2-2. After five minutes, the Jaipur Pink Panthers led 6-2 thanks to a three-point super raid by Rajesh Narwal. Patna Pirates forced a super tackle in the seventh minute, trailing 5-6. Pardeep Narwal put on a show, scoring with a raid and a bonus to put Patna Pirates up 7-6. After 10 minutes, Patna Pirates led 9-6 thanks to another raid point by Pardeep Narwal.
The Jaipur Pink Panthers were unable to contain Pardeep Narwal, who scored a two-point raid to put them down 9-11 after 13 minutes. Patna Pirates scored an all-out in the 15th minute to take a 16-11 lead. Jasvir Singh scored four points in two minutes to help Jaipur tie the game at 16-16 in the 19th minute. Patna Pirates took a 19-16 lead into halftime after forcing a super tackle in the final seconds of the first half.
Rajesh Mondal failed to score on a last-ditch raid in the 23rd minute, leaving Jaipur Pink Panthers trailing 18-19. Patna Pirates took a 21-18 lead after forcing a super tackle in the 25th minute. In the 26th minute, Patna Pirates opened a five-point lead thanks to Pardeep Narwal’s two points. After 29 minutes, Patna Pirates led 25-19 thanks to Pardeep Narwal’s super ten.
Patna Pirates failed to force an all-out in the 32nd minute, as Ajay Kumar scored two points, leaving Jaipur Pink Panthers trailing 22-27. Patna Pirates forced an all-out in the next minute to take a 31-23 lead and seal their second consecutive Pro Kabaddi League title.
Patna Pirates increased their lead to 10 points with less than five minutes remaining, leading 33-23. Jasvir Singh scored his tenth point of the game in the 37th minute, as the Jaipur Pink Panthers trailed 24-33. Patna Pirates’ strategy in the final few minutes was to play on empty raids, which worked well because their defence didn’t make any silly mistakes. Jaipur Pink Panthers cut the Patna Pirates’ lead to seven points in the 38th minute, but Pardeep Narwal scored with a two-point raid to seal a historic victory for Patna Pirates, who won 37-29.