Pro Kabaddi 6 is historical in many ways than one
India’s indigenous game of Kabaddi now has reached all over the world. Its presence is not only limited to India. But it is on the way to become a globally watched game. Many countries have started playing Kabaddi other than India. Pro Kabaddi League was started in 2014. It received huge response by the audience and now it is the second most popular league after Indian Premier League (IPL).
With the advent of Pro Kabaddi league and its popularity, the game became an instant success across the globe. Now Pro Kabaddi League is the second most watched league in India. Players like Anup Kumar, Manjeet Chhillar, Ajay Thakur, Rahul Chaudhari, Pardeep Narwal are known names for the fans.
In the first season (July 2014) Jaipur Pink Panthers won the trophy. They beat U Mumba in the finals 35-24. U Mumba clinched the title after defeating Bengaluru Bulls 36-30 in Season 2 (July 2014). After the success of two seasons, PKL management decided to conduct two seasons in a year. Season 3 was started in January 2016 where Patna Pirates was crowned as a champion as they beat U Mumba 31-28. Patna thrashed Jaipur Pink Panthers 37-29 to win the title in season 4 (June 2016).
Season 5 was a bigger than any other as 4 teams i.e. Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers, Tamil Thalaivas and UP Yoddha were introduced in the league. Once again Patna Pirates was successful in clinching the title. They won over Gujarat Fortunegiants 55-38 to win the PKL trophy. The fifth season of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League was the most watched non-cricketing property, garnering almost 1.6 billion impressions for the live telecast.
Currently Pro Kabaddi League season 6 is underway with intriguing and engaging matches. From today Kolkata leg is going to start at Pro Kabaddi League season 6. Two matches will be held tonight. Interzone wildcard week will be commenced with the clash of Puneri Paltan and Telugu Titans.
Before that match, home team Bengal Warriors will take on Tamil Thalaivas. This match will be the historical match of Pro Kabaddi League. Because this match is the 500th match of the league. The match will be played at 8 pm (IST) at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium, Kolkata. Star Sports network will broadcast the match. hoststar.com will also broadcast the match online.
Some Interesting Information About Historical Matches Of PKL :
1) 100th PKL Match
This match was played in Season 2 between Dabang Delhi K.C. and Jaipur Pink Panthers where Jaipur beat Delhi 51-21.
2) 200th PKL Match
In Season 4, Pro Kabaddi’s 200th match was commenced. Here also Jaipur Pink Panthers defeated Dabang Delhi K.C. 51-26.
3) 300th PKL Match
Pro Kabaddi’s 300th match was between Bengal Warriors and Tamil Thalaivas in Season 5. Bengal Warriors won over Tamil Thalaivas 29-25.
4) 400th PKL Match
The match between Puneri Paltan and Gujarat Fortunegiants in ongoing Season 6 was the 400th match of Pro Kabaddi. It was won by Gujarat Fortunegiants 34-28.
5) 500th PKL Match
Tonight Pro Kabaddi’s 500th match will be played between the host Bengal Warriors and Tamil Thalaivas.