Reviewing PKL 9: Jaipur Pink Panthers’ 2nd Title and Some Best Moments

PKL Season 9 begins on October 7, 2022 and runs over two months at four venues.

The Jaipur Pink Panthers won their second Pro Kabaddi League title after eight years. They defeated Puneri Paltan 33-29 in the final at [email protected], Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium. It was the first time after Patna Pirates that an Indian team won two PKL titles in a row.

Great combination of young and experienced players

The Jaipur Pink Panthers won their second PKL title at the same venue they won it in 2014. They were one of the most dominant teams this season. Jaipur Pink Panthers losing only 6 out of 24 games, that were one of the most consistent teams in the 9th season of PKL. It is an exciting development for the Indian team.

The Jaipur Pink Panthers have won PKL 9 with some outstanding raiding and defence. Combined with the heroics of Arjun Deshwal and ruthless left corner Ankush Rathee, Jaipur were the clear favourites for the playoffs. In the crucial game, Deshwal landed a couple of great raids.

“Raiders win you games, but defenders win you championships” is the saying of many experts associated with Jaipur. Their defense unit of Ankush Rathee, Sunil Kumar and Sahul Kumar also have been in fantastic form this season. Jaipur was the only group to have 3 defenders score 50+ deals with in the ninth season of PKL.

Jaipur Pink Panthers PKL 9

Arjun Deshwal

Arjun Deshwal was the backbone of Jaipur Pink Panthers’ raiding unit throughout the Pro Kabaddi League Season 9. He racked up 296 raid points and also 17 Super 10s in 24 games – the most of any kind of player this season – and played a major function in the Jaipur Pink Panthers’ ninth season victory.

Arjun Deshwar additionally implemented seven super raids in season nine as well as at times single-handedly won games for the Pink Panthers. He deservedly won the Most Prized possession Player (MVP) award for Season 9.

Arjun Deshwar was kept by the Jaipur Pink Panthers as well as scored one of the most raid points for the group last season. The raider fell four points short of the magical 300 raid points that only a handful of players have been able to achieve in the past (Pardeep Narwal, Pawan Sehrawat and Naveen Kumar). He single-handedly led the raiding division in 80% of the matches.

Ankush Rathee

Ankush Rathee became the most dominant defender this season, with 89 tackle points in 24 matches including 9 High 5s. He helped the Jaipur Pink Panthers to a perfect 3-0 record in the league and also won the Defender of the Season award.

He also picked up 6 tackle points and a raid point in the final against Puneri Paltan. He was a vital cog in the side that beat Bengaluru Bulls to win their first-ever PKL title, becoming only the second team to win multiple titles after Patna Pirates.

As a starting player for Pro Kabaddi, Ankush was a fish out of water in the league. Growing in strength as the season proceeded, Ankush obtained adequate support from skilled defenders Sunil Kumar and Sahul Kumar in his debut PKL season.

In fact, Ankush had the highest number of of tackles of any defender in his first season. His nine high fives in his nine season were one of the most of any type of linebacker, and also he likewise registered 5 superb tackles.

Rahul Chaudhari

Rahul Chaudhary also known as “The Performer” started his Pro Kabaddi career in 2010. The star raider from Uttar Pradesh was a part of several medal winning Indian teams, the important one being the gold medal winner in 2016. Besides being a star defender, he’s also a great attacker and is one of the most consistent raiders in the game.

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Rahul Chowdhary had a tremendous start to his PKL career, scoring 151 points and being the second best raider after the legendary Anup Kumar. He is one of the few players in PKL history to have scored more than 1,000 raid points. He was a key member of the Telugu Titans in the initial seasons. He set several records, but did not win a single title in the first eight editions of the PKL.

Just a week before the start of the ninth season of the Pro Kabaddi League, he led his state team to a gold medal at the National Games in Gujarat. Rahul scored a super 10 in the semifinals and was leading the way.

He didn’t have a good run in PKL 9, but his experience may have helped some of the youngsters on the team. Rahul Chaudhari lifted his first Pro Kabaddi League trophy after the Jaipur Pink Panthers won PKL 9 by beating Puneri Paltan.

The ace raider, who starred for Telugu Titans in the first six seasons of the league, was signed by the former champions at a price of INR 10 lakhs. He’s the only player who fetched such a low bid in the auction but has since impressed everyone.

Best Moments from PKL 9

The 72 days of Pro Kabaddi Season 9 were loaded with engaging, jaw-dropping, impressive and remarkable moments. The league presented fans with several moments of kabaddi excellence as well as excellent experiences.

Pardeep Narwal’s 1500 raid points

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A name that requires no intro as well as is constantly ranked as one of the most effective in the game. Pardeep Narwal has been the backbone of the teams he has play and has been synonymous with consistency.

As soon as again the support of the team’s crime as he topped 1,500 raid points at Pro Kabaddi, the Dubki king was. He accomplished this accomplishment against the Gujarat Giants in the 93rd suit, with a goal against Arkam Shaikh. The record breaker played a crucial function together with Rohit Tomar to rack up 9 raid points for the Jodhpurs and help them go across the line.

Mohammadreza Chiyaneh’s 16 tackle points

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The Pirates continued where he left off last season, taking a fearless method on protection. He was the second-best defender in season 9 with 84 tackles. That also includes his 16 deals with for loss in game 89 versus Dabang Delhi K.C. The Iranian wrote history by making it difficult for the Dabang raiders to score in front of him.

While the remainder of the Patna Pirates players were having a hard time to put points on the board, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh stepped up to home plate as well as had a 100% success price on defense. He showed his ability by making 8 tackles in the game and all of them were super tackles. The Pirates lost the game, but it will be born in mind for Chiyaneh’s defensive efficiency.

U.P. Yoddhas vs Tamil Thalaivas in the deciding game

In an essential encounter, U.P. Yoddhas, making his fifth playoff look, encountered Tamil Thalaivas, that was making the playoffs for the first time in PKL history. With the Thalaivas leading by 2 points as well as absolutely nothing to divide the teams at the middle of the 2nd round of the PKL Season 9 elimination tournament, the Yoddhas made an excellent return in the second fifty percent however could not go across the finish line as well as the game went to a tiebreaker. The teams after that provided it their done in a choosing game of five raiders per side, with the Tarawa holding their ground to get to the semifinals.

Fazel Atrachali’s 400 tackle points

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Sultan has been a live wire in the defense and no one can easily escape as long as he is around. Fazel Atrachali stood like a wall in the Pro Kabaddi group he played in. In the 9th season, he was a property to the team by leading the Paltan protection from the front.

Atrachali led the all-time listing with 368 deals with before the beginning of the nine season as well as do with 400 tackles versus Tamir Tarawas in the 69th game. His backbreaking interceptions and ankle tackles are always a pleasure to see, as well as with a solid interception versus Narender, he surpassed that magic number to lead his team to success by a high five points.

Ajinkya Pawar’s 7-point raid

The experienced Ajinkya Pawar took up the captaincy duties exceptionally well in the absence of Sagar. He put on a show against the Telugu Titans in the 116th match of the ninth season of Pro Kabaddi. It was a clean-up move for Pawar when he faced five defenders – Mohammad Shekhas, Prince D, Ankit, Nitin and Abhishek Singh – who were active on the mat, resulting in a shutout. With that, he finished a 7-point raid, one of the standout efficiencies of the ninth season. He scored a tremendous 20 raid points to gain a big win for Thalaivas.