Pro Kabaddi Season 6: India’s second most followed sporting league, Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 6 has made a special place in the hearts of people in the country. Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 6 was held between 7th October and 5th January 2019. Bengaluru Bulls won the season 6 title, defeating Gujarat Fortune Giants in the final.
As many as 12 teams played the league. The teams were divided into the two groups, namely Zone A and Zone B with six teams each in both the groups.
The teams finishing in top three positions from both Zone A and Zone B were then qualified for the playoffs, comprising of Qualifiers and Eliminators, followed by the grand final which was held on 5th January 2019.
WHO TOPPED THE ZONE A?
Led by Sunil Kumar, Gujarat Fortune Giants topped the Zone A group with 17 wins out of 22. Gujarat earned 93 points, followed by Mumbai, Dabang Delhi, and Puneri Paltan with 86, 68, and 52 points respectively.
|Gujarat Fortune Giants||22||17||3||2||93||117|
|Dabang Delhi K.C.||22||11||9||2||68||-1|
|Jaipur Pink Panthers||22||6||13||3||43||-69|
WHO TOPPED THE ZONE B?
Pro Kabaddi Season 6: Bengaluru Bulls finished as the number one side with 13 wins out of 22 matches. Bulls topped the table with 78 points. Bengal Warriors came second with 12 wins out 22, finishing with 69 points to their name. Boasting of eight wins out of 22, U.P. Yoddha ranked third, followed by Patna Pirates and Telugu Titans at fourth and fifth position respectively.
WHICH TEAMS WENT TO THE PLAYOFFS?
As many as 12 teams played the Vivo Pro Kabaddi season 6. The tournament began on 7th October 2018, while the final was held on 5th January between Bengaluru Bulls and Gujarat Fortune Giants.
Six teams made it to the playoffs, namely U Mumba, UP Yoddha, Dabang Delhi, Bengal Warriors, Gujarat Fortune Giants, and Bengaluru Bulls.
ELIMINATOR 1: The first eliminator was played at Rajiv Gandhi International stadium between U Mumba and UP Yoddha.
ELIMINATOR 2: The Second eliminator saw Dabang Delhi taking on Bengal Warriors at Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Kochi.
QUALIFIER ONE: The first ranked sides of Zone A and Zone B, Gujarat Fortune Giants and Bengaluru Bulls locked horns in the first Qualifier on 31st December.
ELIMINATOR 3: The winners of first and second eliminators, UP Yoddha and Dabang Delhi played against each other in the third Eliminator at Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium.
QUALIFIER 2: UP Yoddha fought their way out to play in the second qualifier against Gujarat Fortune Giants, however, the latter defeated them only to end their hopes of lifting the title.
WHO WON THE FINAL?
The final of Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 6 saw Bengaluru Bulls squaring up against Gujarat Fortune Giants. Bengaluru Bulls defeated Gujarat Super Giants in the Qualifier 1 and in the finals only to earn their first Pro Kabaddi title in the history of the tournament.
Bengaluru player Pawan Kumar Sehrawat won the man of the match in the final, earning 22 points in as many 25 raids against Gujarat. Sumit Singh was adjudged as the top player with 2 points to his name in five tackles. Whereas, Gujarat player Sachin earned 10 points in 22 raids, while Sunil Kumar became the best defender in the final, having earned 4 points in eleven tackles.
Bengaluru Bulls in that match amassed 26 raid points, seven tackle points, four all-out points, and one extra point, while Gujarat Fortune Giants collected 20 raid points, eight tackle points, and two all-out points and three extra points.
For those of those you who don’t know, Bengaluru Bulls qualified in the playoffs with 78 points, while Gujarat Fortune Giants made it to the playoffs with 93 points. Bengaluru Bull played as many as 22 matches, winning 13 matches and losing 7. Gujarat Fortune Giants, on the other hand, won 17 matches out of 22 they played in the tournament.