INDIAN KABADDI had for decades been a story of kingsize performance but minuscule recognition. The indigenous sport has fetched the country laurels galore, but it is only now that the game and the players are grabbing national, even international, publicity and celebrity backing, thanks to a glitzy new professional league.
JAIPUR PINK PANTHERS brought the U Mumba super- fast to a halt with a well- deserved 35-25 win at the Gachibowli Stadium in Hyderabad.
TELUGU TITANS managed to claw back from defeat to hold a resurgent Jaipur Pink Panthers 39-39 in a match that would have gone either way. With this the teams earned three points a piece in Season 2 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi. The Titans remain in second place with 29 points and the Panthers with 16 remain in sixth place. In the first half of Season 2, when the two team met in Jaipur, Telugu Titans had beaten the Pink Panthers 33-22.
DISPLAYING THEIR MIGHT in the raiding department, title holders Jaipur Pink Panthers defeated a fighting Puneri Paltan 35-29 to register their second win in the season 2
Superb tackling by Skipper Ravinder Pahal (8 points) and deep forays into defense of rival camp by Rohit Choudhary (7) and Kashiling Adake (7) helped Dabang Delhi outplay defending champions Jaipur Pink Panthers
FROM THE PINK CITY of ‘havelis’, and palaces built in sandstone that is Jaipur, the action in Season 2 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi shifts to Patna, the ancient city, tomorrow. Will it give the hosts Patna Pirates an opportunity to overcome their problems on home turf?
RIDING A FINE DISPLAY by Jasveer Singh and Kuldeep Singh, defending champions Jaipur Pink Panthers beat Bengaluru Bulls by 13 points to notch up their first victory
A LAST DITCH ATTEMPT from the defence ensured Bengal Warriors full points against title holders Jaipur Pink Panthers, while Bengaluru Bulls were runaway winners opposite Patna Pirates in two back-to-back games
U Mumba started the second season of their campaign in the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi with a solitary point win over defending champions Jaipur Pink Panthers leaving the full Bachchan family shell-shocked and giving their own vociferous fans a cause to celebrate.
SQUAD STRENGTH of the eight franchise outfits for season two of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League, starting here on July 18, has been increased significantly, it was announced at the trophy launch today.
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