Patna Pirates won the Pro Kabaddi League season 3 for the first time after defeating the defending champions U Mumba at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi on Saturday.
Rohit Kumar and Sandeep Narwal were the impressive performers for Patna Pirates as they defeated the defending champions by a lead of 3 points (31-28). In the first half, Patna has taken a huge lead of 19-11 against U Mumba. U Mumba fought back in the second half with their captain Anup Kumar and defender Mohit Chhillar to take it to 28-28 against Patna. But substitute Deepak Narwal came good on a do-or-die raid to take it to 29-28 and help Patna emerge winners.
Patna Pirates’ Rohit Kimar won the most ‘valuable player of the tournament’ and ‘best raider of the match’ award by scoring 8 raid points with one bonus points from 17 raids. Sandeep Narwal bagged the Pro Kabaddi ‘defender of the tournament’ award. He bagged 7 points including 2 raid points and 5 tackle points. Pradeep Narwal won the Pro Kabaddi’s ‘rising star of the tournament’.
It was really an unlucky day for U Mumba’s super raider Rishank Devadiga. He had only one successful raid from 8 raids to score a single raid point. Skipper Anup Kumar shone with some good show in this match as he bagged 8 raid points with two bonus points from 26 raids. Substitute Shabeer Bappu bagged 3 raid points. Mohit Chhillar bagged 6 tackle points with one super tackle.