Pro Kabaddi League Season 1 Teams & Results

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A country which is obsessed with Cricket, Pro Kabaddi League inaugural season proved to be a massive hit in India. Pro Kabaddi League Season 1 saw eight teams battling it out for the coveted title. A league Influenced by Indian Premier League, the inaugural season of Pro Kabaddi went on to become the second most-watched sporting event in the country.

The first season of Pro Kabaddi League was organized from 26th July to 31st August 2014 in Mumbai. Season one of Pro Kabaddi was watched by 435 million viewers, with a large number of rural and metropolitan people attracting most of the viewership.

PLAYER AUCTION:

The auction for the first season of Pro Kabaddi League season one was held on 20th May 2014 in Mumbai. India’s national Kabaddi captain Rakesh Kumar earned the biggest bid of Rs.12.80 lakh by Patna Pirates. While Deepak Niwas Hooda was bought by Telugu Titans for Rs.12.90 lakhs. Mostafa Noudehi was the highest overseas bid worth Rs. 6.6 lakhs by Puneri Paltan franchise.

FORMAT:

The tournament was organized in a round-robin format along with semi-finals and final. As many as 60 matches were held, including the four play-offs. As many as eight teams took part in the tournament which began on 26th July with U Mumba taking on Jaipur Pink Panthers in the first match of Pro Kabaddi League, while the final was played on August 31 at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, Mumbai, by the same teams as well.

TEAMS PLAYED:

Team Location Stadium
Bengal Warriors Kolkata Netaji Indoor Stadium
Bengaluru Bulls Bengaluru Kanteerava Indoor Stadium
Dabang Delhi Delhi Thyagaraj Sports Complex
Jaipur Pink Panthers Jaipur Sawai Mansingh Stadium
Patna Pirates Patna Patliputra Sports Complex
Puneri Paltan Pune Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex
Telugu Titans Visakhapatnam Port Trust Diamond Jubilee Stadium
U Mumba Mumbai Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, Mumbai

RESULT:

Team Played W L D SD Pts
Jaipur Pink Panthers (C) 14 10 3 1 100 54
U Mumba (R) 14 8 3 3 59 51
Bengaluru Bulls (4) 14 8 5 1 36 47
Patna Pirates (3) 14 7 5 2 18 45
Telugu Titans 14 6 5 3 26 42
Dabang Delhi 14 5 8 1 -27 32
Bengal Warriors 14 4 9 1 -85 24
Puneri Paltan 14 2 12 0 -127 17

WHICH TEAMS WENT TO THE PLAYOFFS?

Team Played W L D SD Pts
Jaipur Pink Panthers (C) 14 10 3 1 100 54
U Mumba (R) 14 8 3 3 59 51
Bengaluru Bulls (4) 14 8 5 1 36 47
Patna Pirates (3) 14 7 5 2 18 45

Four teams, namely, Jaipur Pink Panthers, U Mumba, Bengaluru Bulls, and Patna Pirates advanced into the playoffs. All the matches were played at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, Mumbai.

PRO KABADDI LEAGUE SEASON 1, SEMI-FINAL 1:

Jaipur Pink Panthers and Patna Pirates faced each other in the first semi-final on 29th August 2014. Jaipur Pink Panthers won the match.

Jaipur Pink Panthers 38-18 Patna Pirates

PRO KABADDI LEAGUE SEASON 1, SEMI-FINAL 2

U Mumba and Bengaluru Bulls squared up against each other in the second semi-final on the same date. U Mumba emerged triumphantly.

U Mumba 27- 23 Bengaluru Bulls

PRO KABADDI SEASON ONE THIRD PLACE:

Patna Pirates and Bengaluru Bulls played against each other for the third place on 31st August 2014. Patna Pirates proved victorious.

Patna Pirates 29 – 22 Bengaluru Bulls

PRO KABADDI SEASON 1 FINAL:

The inaugural season of Pro Kabaddi League saw Jaipur Pink Panthers and U Mumba play against each other in the final on 31st August 2014. Jaipur Pink Panthers emerged on top and went on to clinch the trophy. Jaipur registered their name in the history of Pro Kabaddi, being the first winners.

Jaipur Pink Panther 35-24 U Mumba

Top 5 RAIDERS:

No. Player Team Points
1 Anup Kumar U Mumba 155
2 Rahul Chaudhari Telugu Titans 151
3 Maninder Singh Jaipur Pink Panthers 130
4 Ajay Thakur Bengaluru Bulls 122
5 Kashiling Adake Dabang Delhi 113
6. Surjeet Narwal Dabang Delhi 113

Anup Kumar playing for U Mumba was the best raider in the tournament, claiming 155 points. Rahul Chaudhari fell 4 points short of him with 151 points, followed by Maninder Singh, Ajay Thakur, and Kashiling Adake in the third, fourth, and fifth position respectively.

TOP 5 DEFENDERS:

No. Player Team Points
1. Manjeet Chhillar Bengaluru Bulls 51
2. Surender Nada U Mumba 51
3. Dharmaraj Cheralathan Bengaluru Bulls 39
4. Rohit Rana Jaipur Pink Panthers 38
5. Jasmer Singh Gulia Dabang Delhi 38

Currently playing for Tamil Thalaivas, Manjeet Chhillar was the best defender in the inaugural tournament with 51 tackle points, followed by Surender Nada (51), Dharmaraj Cheralathan (39), and Rohit Rana (38) in the second, third, and fourth position respectively.


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