Patna Pirates demolished Gujarat Fortune Giants on October 28, 2017. It’s their hat-trick of 3 straight title wins for Patna in a thrilling finale of the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League. The final match was Held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai. It was the debut league tournament for Gujarat. Gujarat sturdy defense collapsed in front of the best raiding team in the league led by Pradeep Narwal.
Highlights of ProKabaddi League 2017:
- At the end of a close first half, Gujarat was trailing 18-21. But the second half was dominated by Patna till the end.
- The Patna Captain Pradeep Narwal, true to his name as the star raider, earned a record 19 score points to lead his team to victory. He was awarded the trophy for the ‘Perfect raider of the ‘
- He was also bestowed with the trophy for the Most Valuable Player of the League with earning overall 369 raid points for his team.
Vivo Pro Kabaddi League:
- The first edition of ProKabaddi League was organized in
- It brought a revolution in the realm of India’s indigenous sports The potential of the players has been duly rewarded through the league. It raised Kabaddi to become an aspirational sport for youngsters to pursue.
- Two entities- Mashal Sports and Star India collaborated towards this initiative.
- It’s the first groundbreaking initiative which introduced the franchise format to the game.
- They have worked to raise the game to international standards introducing an innovation in rules and the overall perception of the game.
- In the 2017 edition, four new teams have been introduced in the league taking the total number of league teams to 12.
- It makes ProKabaddi the biggest sporting league in India regarding a number of teams and geographical coverage covering 11 states.
- The League has the support of International Kabaddi Federation (IKF), Asian Kabaddi Federation (AKF).