Who Are the All Time Best Team of Pro Kabaddi?

Winners of Pro Kabaddi League

Since the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) began in 2014 there have been eight successful seasons. Notably, the PKL did not happen in 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. besides, the latest season also had no visitors due to the pandemic. 

Here is a list of all-time PKL winners from 2014 to 2022:

SeasonWinnerResult
First (2014)Jaipur Pink PanthersPink Panthers won by 11 points
Second (2015)U MumbaU Mumba won by 6 points
Third (2016)Patna PiratesPatna Pirates won by 3 points
Fourth (2016)Patna PiratesPatna Pirates won by 8 points
Fifth (2017)Patna PiratesPatna Pirates won by 17 points
Sixth (2018)Bengaluru BullsBengaluru Bulls won by 5 points
Seventh (2019)Bengal WarriorsBengal Warriors won by 5 points
Eighth (2021-22)Dabang Delhi KCDabang Delhi won by 1 point

Patna Pirates have the record of winning three seasons in a row. Notably, except Patna Pirates, no other team has won more than one season. Besides Patna Pirates, five more teams have won a title each.

Who Are the All Time Best Team of Pro Kabaddi League?

Patna Pirates have won three seasons in a row. Moreover, they have the most wins in the Pro Kabaddi League. Indeed they are the most successful team in the league. From seasons three to five they have consequently defeated Jaipur Pink Panthers, U Mumba, and Gujarat Giants respectively. Notably, Pradeep Narwal was the MVP of the third and the fifth season and played for Patna Pirates.

Patna Pirates finished third and fourth in the first and second seasons. However, they were brilliant in the next 3 seasons winning all of them. They were not very good in the sixth and seventh season but came back strong in the eighth season. Further, they were the runners-up in the eighth season. 

All in all, they have had a good run at the PKL. Patna Pirates is led by Prashant Kumar Rai and coached by Ram Mehar Singh as of now. Also, they are based in Patna, the capital of Bihar, a state in India. 

Patna Pirates Team Journey

The Patna Pirates are a Pro Kabaddi League team based in Patna, Bihar. Additionally, the Patliputra Sports Complex in Patna is their home ground. They have the title of the most successful team in the league because they have three titles. Notably, they have won their three titles in a row! From season three to five Patna Pirates were indeed on a roll. 

We take a look at the team’s journey through the seasons:

Season one (Fourth position)

Patna Pirates finished fourth in the points table. Further, they had 45 points from their 14 matches. They were in the fourth position and hence went into the semi-final. However, their luck ran out. In the semi-final, they were defeated by Jaipur Pink Panthers and thus crashed out of the tournament. They were led by Rakesh Kumar in the first season. Notably, he is the coach of Haryana Steellers presently.

Season two (Fourth position)

Patna Pirates finished fourth in the second season. Further, they had 41 points from their 14 matches. They faced U Mumba in the semi-final. However, Patna Pirates faced a loss again in the semi-final. Notably, U Mumba went on to win the season by defeating Bengaluru Bulls in the final.

Season three, four, and five (Champions)

Patna Pirates were a force for the next three seasons as they went on to win all three of them. They defeated the winners of the second season, U Mumba in the final of the third season. Next, they defeated the Jaipur Pink Panthers in the final of the fourth season. Last, they won the sixth season by defeating Gujarat Giants in the final.

Season six (Group stage exit)

Patna Pirates finished fourth in their zone and thus did not enter the playoffs. Further, they had 55 points from their 22 matches. 

Season seven (Eighth position)

Patna Pirates had a very poor season and thus finished at eighth position. Further, they had 51 points from their 22 matches. 

Season 8 (Runners-Up)

Patna Pirates were back at the top in the latest season of the Pro Kabaddi League. Moreover, they finished second as they lost to Dabang Delhi in the final. Further, they had 86 points from their 22 matches.

Pro Kabaddi League: Scoreboard of All Seasons

Here is the list of all-time winners and runners-up of the PKL.

SeasonWinnerRunner UpScore
First (2014)Jaipur Pink PanthersU Mumba35-24
Second (2015)U MumbaBengaluru Bulls36-30
Third (2016)Patna PiratesJaipur Pink Panthers37-29
Fourth (2016)Patna PiratesU Mumba31-28
Fifth (2017)Patna PiratesGujarat Giants55-38
Sixth (2018)Bengaluru BullsGujarat Giants38-33
Seventh (2019)Bengal WarriorsDabang Delhi KC39-34
Eighth (2021-22)Dabang Delhi KCPatna Pirates37-36

First season: Jaipur Pink Panthers have won the first PKL title. They had a total of 54 points in the season. Further, Jaipur beat U Mumba in the final by 11 points. Anup Kumar was the MVP for the season.

Second season: U Mumba have the second season title of the PKL. They had a total of 60 points in the season. Further, they beat Bengaluru Bulls in the final by 6 points. Manjeet Chhillar was the MVP for the season.

Third, fourth, and fifth season: Patna Pirates have won three seasons so far. Besidesa, they have won in a row from the third to the fifth. 

Sixth season: Bengaluru Bulls hold the sixth season title of the PKL. With a total of 78 points in the season they beat Gujarat Giants in the final by 5 points.

Seventh season: Bengal Warriors have the seventh season’s title of the PKL. They had a total of 83 points in the season. Further, they beat Dabang Delhi KC in the final by 5 points. Naveen Kumar was the MVP for the season.

Eighth season: Dabang Delhi KC won the eighth season’s title. With a total of 75 points they ultimately defeated Patna Pirates by 1 point in the final. Also, Naveen Kumar was adjudged as the season’s MVP.

FAQ’s

Which is the most successful team of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL)?

Patna Pirates is the most successful team as it has three titles. Moreover, the team has won three titles in three consecutive seasons. Also can say they are the all-time best team of Pro Kabaddi in the present.

How many seasons of the PKL have been completed successfully?

There have been 8 successful seasons of the PKL. While the first 7 seasons are from 2014 to 2019, the eighth season was organized in 2021-22. This is because of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Consequently, in 2020 PKL was not organized. Notably, 2016 had two seasons, the third and the fourth.

What is the number of participating teams in the PKL? What is the format of the PKL?

There are 12 teams in the PKL and all 12 players in the eighth season. The format of the league is Double round-robin league and playoffs. Notably, it is similar to the format of the Indian Premier League.

 Who is the most successful raider in the PKL?

Pradeep Narwal is the most successful player in the PKL. Moreover, he has a huge 1160 raid points. He was crucial in Patna Pirates’ dream run from season 3 to 5. 

Who is the most successful defender in the PKL?

Manjeet Chillar is the most successful player of defense in the PKL. Notably, he was a part of the champions, Dabang Delhi of the latest season.

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