Puneri Paltan Crowned Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 Champions

Puneri Paltan Crowned Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 Champions

Puneri Paltan's triumph in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 10 final marked a historic moment for the Pune-based team. After a heartbreaking loss in last season's final, Paltan emerged victorious this time, defeating Haryana Steelers 28-25 in a nail-biting encounter at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on March 1.

The low-scoring match was a testament to the defensive prowess of both teams. However, Paltan's raider Pankaj Mohite proved to be the game-changer, scoring a crucial nine points and leading his team's offensive charge.

The first half was a close contest, with Paltan maintaining a narrow lead. A crucial four-point raid by Mohite near half-time pushed the Steelers on the brink of an all-out, but substitute raider Vishal Tate kept them in the game with a crucial touch.

The second half continued to be a tense affair, with Paltan eventually pulling away for an eight-point lead in the final two minutes. Strong defensive play by Gaurav Khatri, who secured four tackle points, helped Paltan slow down the game and secure its historic victory.

On the other hand, it was a disappointing night for the Steelers, who struggled defensively, only managing six tackle points throughout the match. This was the third final defeat for Steelers' coach Manpreet Singh, who has previously failed to cross the final hurdle with Gujarat Giants.

This win continues the recent trend in PKL, where the team finishing atop the league stage emerges as the ultimate champion. Paltan captain Aslam Inamdar was awarded the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the season for his impressive performance, which included 142 raid points and 26 tackle points. Its vice-captain Mohammadreza Chiyaneh won the Best Defender award for 99 tackle points, while Dabang Delhi's Ashu Malik bagged the Best Raider trophy for 276 raid points.

Tags: #ProKabaddiLeague, #PuneriPaltan, #HaryanaSteelers, #PankajMohite, #GauravKhatri

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