Semi-finals of Pro-Kabaddi League assure lifetime experience
File Image from Match no. 48 between Patna Pirates and Puneri Paltan (Image Credit: PKL)
The excitement of PKL-4 is reaching towards the climax as the final of the season is just two days away. The crowd in Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad will be screaming and living the moments during the semi-finals today. While I am writing this preview, the semi-finals are just due by less than 4 hrs. The first semi-final is between Patna Pirates (the winner of Season 3) and Puneri Paltan. As Patna Pirates will be playing to save their crown of season 3 Puneri Paltan will be playing to make it to the finals for the first time.
And then second semi-final between Telugu Titans and Jaipur Pink Panther will be played, let me assure you that nobody will be sitting on their seats. Telugu Titans is making their debut in semi-final of Pro Kabbadi League in front of home crowd. If you haven’t planned anything for the weekend, it happens to be your best plan. All the four teams qualified for the semi-finals are very competitive when their match strategies are kept in considerations.
The season 3 winners Patna Pirates believe that spirit of a pirate is to win the matches, they use the environment to their advantage and strike when enemy is least aware, while Puneri Paltan is the second team from Maharashtra. The first semi-final between them is going to be interesting as no one is willing to lose. It was just 4 months back when Patna Pirates won the season 3 crown. Maintaining lead on point tables Patna Pirates lost only 4 matches and standing at the top with 52 points. With equal wins and losses Puneri Paltan is looking forward to stop Patna qualifying for consecutive finals.
Let’s shift our focus to the second game between Telugu Titans and Jaipur Pink Panthers. Captain and star raider of PKL-4 Rahul Chaudhari has already grabbed the attentions of owners of teams with most raiding points of the season. The “favorite of all” Rahul will be flexing his muscles to take Telugu Titans for their first final ever. The force of his raids and support of home crowd may deviate Jaipur Pink Panthers from making it to their third finals. Rahul is just 23yrs old and created sensation in the Kabaddi world with his raiding style and attitude to win.
Players to be watched out today are Rahul Chaudhari, Pradeep Narwal, Rajesh Mondal, Manjit Chillar and Jasvir Singh. Don’t miss the action as the semi-finals today guarantee last minute battles between all the matches. Jaipur won the first season of PKL defeating U Mumba in the final, U Mumba won the second season defeating Bengaluru Bulls, Patna Pirates won the third season defeating U Mumba and the crown for season 4 is on line after four months of season 3.