Pro Kabaddi Season 4: The year was 2016 and slowly, but steadily the Indian masses were coming outside the Cricket bubble and exploring different sports and Kabaddi was one that rose to prominence. Pro Kabaddi League, the brain child of Charu Sharma reached a new zenith by becoming the second most successful sports league in India after IPL (Indian Premiere League).
Looking back at the last 4 years track record, the league witnessed a growth of 51% over the last 4 seasons becoming the only sports league with such growth, even surpassing the Indian Premier League with 10 million average impressions in Season 4.
Looking at the success graph, a total of 64 brands were associated with the Pro Kabaddi Season 4. Given the league’s rise to fame, it was the first time that two seasons of the Pro Kabaddi were being played in the same year and the response was overwhelming. The League began on 25th June 2016 and the final was played on 31st July 2016.
Pro Kabaddi Season 4 auction was held on May 13, 2016 in Mumbai. The auction saw a total purse of INR 12.82 crore being spent on players. A total of 96 players were sold at the auctions from a list of 198 players.
At INR 53 lakh, Mohit Chhillar was the most expensive player at the auction, bought by Bengaluru Bulls.
Teams played in a double round-robin format with top 4 teams at the end of the round-robin stage making it to the semi-finals
A total of 8 teams participated in Pro Kabaddi Season 4, namely:
|Bengal Warriors||Nilesh Shinde||Pratap Shetty|
|Bengaluru Bulls||Surender Nada/Mohit Chhillar||Randhir Singh|
|Dabang Delhi||Miraj Sheykh||Sagar Bandekar|
|Jaipur Pink Panthers||Jasvir Singh||Balwan Singh|
|Patna Pirates||Dharmaraj Cheralathan||Arjun Singh|
|Puneri Paltan||Manjeet Chhillar||Kasinathan Bhaskaran|
|Telugu Titans||Rahul Chaudhari||J Udayakumar|
|U Mumba||Anup Kumar||E. Bhaskaran|
Who Topped the Points Table
|Jaipur Pink Panthers||14||8||5||1||47|
|Dabang Delhi KC||14||4||9||1||29|
Teams that Reached the Playoffs
Four teams reached the playoffs namely Patna Pirates, Telugu Titans, Jaipur Pink Panthers and U Mumba.
Semi-Final 1– First semifinal was played between Patna Pirates and Puneri Paltan at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad. Patna Pirates beat Puneri Paltan to enter second consecutive final and a chance to defend the title.
Patna Pirates 37-33 Puneri Paltan
Semi-Final 2- Second semi-final saw Telugu Titans go up against Jaipur Pink Panthers at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad.
Jaipur Pink Panthers 34-24 Telugu Titans.
Third Place Playoff
3rd position- The match for the third position was played between Puneri Paltan and Patna pirates, where the Paltan came out on top.
Puneri Paltan 40-35 Telugu Titans
The final of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 4 was played between Patna Pirates and Jaipur Pink Panthers and took place at the same venue as the semi-finals: Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad.
Patna Pirates defended their title and beat the Jaipur Pink Panthers.
Patna Pirated 37-29 Jaipur Pink Panthers
Jasvir Singh was the top raider for Jaipur Pink Panthers with 13 raider points in the match. Amit Hooda was the top defender with 3 tackle points in the match.
Pradeep Narwal was the top raider for Patna Pirates with 16 raider points in the match. Hadi Oshtorak was the top defender for Patna Pirates with 5 tackle points.
A total of 20 raid points were scored by Patna Pirates, Jaipur Pink Panthers scored 21 raid points.
A total of 12 tackle points were scored by Patna Pirates, Jaipur Pink Panthers scored 4 tackle points
A total of 4 all-out points were scored by Patna Pirates, Jaipur Pink Panthers couldn’t open their account in this regard.
Only 1 extra point was conceded by Patna Pirates, whereas Jaipur Pink Panthers conceded 4 points.
|No.||Player||Team||Matches||Successful Raids||Raid Points|
|1||Rahul Chaudhari||Telugu Titans||16||110||146|
|2||Pardeep Narwal||Patna Pirates||16||100||131|
|3||Deepak Niwas Hooda||Puneri Paltan||16||108||126|
|4||Rohit Kumar||Bengaluru Bulls||14||75||93|
|5||Jasvir Singh||Jaipur Pink Panthers||14||64||82|
|6||Kashiling Adake||Dabang Delhi||13||58||78|
|7||Anup Kumar||U Mumba||14||60||72|
|8||Rishank Devadiga||U Mumba||14||57||70|
|9||Rajesh Narwal||Jaipur Pink Panthers||16||52||66|
|10||Ajay Thakur||Puneri Paltan||16||41||63|
|10||Meraj Sheykh||Dabang Delhi||14||42||63|
|No.||Player||Team||Matches||Successful Tackles||Super Tackles||Tackle Points|
|1||Fazel Atrachali||Patna Pirates||16||45||7||52|
|2||Amit Hooda||Jaipur Pink Panthers||16||47||4||51|
|3||Mohit Chhillar||Bengaluru Bulls||14||44||3||47|
|4||Manjeet Chhillar||Puneri Paltan||12||43||1||44|
|4||Sachin Shingade||Dabang Delhi||14||39||5||44|
|6||Sandeep Narwal||Telugu Titans||16||40||2||42|
|7||Dharmaraj Cheralathan||Patna Pirates||14||31||8||39|
|8||Ravinder Pahal||Puneri Paltan||14||35||2||37|
|8||Surjeet Singh||U Mumba||14||33||4||37|
|10||Sandeep Kumar Dhull||Telugu Titans||12||35||0||35|