Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Season 5 final: Patna Pirates defeat Gujarat Fortunegiants to be crowned championsPatna Pirates have won their third title in a row as Pardeep Narwal led his team to defeat Gujarat Fortunegiants 55-38.
Right from July till the end of October, a long way from where each team began their journey. A new campaign with four new added teams, but it was the Patna Pirates that had their eyes set on another shot at the title. Gujarat Fortunegiants defeated Patna Pirates in their last two encounters which made the debutants the favourites to win Season 5. But who knew that the Fortunegiants would sink under pressure in the finals against the double defending, now three-time defending champions of the Pro Kabaddi League 2017. A file image of Gujarat Fortunegiant's Fazel Atrachali and Patan Pirates' Pardeep Narwal meet for the toss of the final.
The Patna defence got of to a good start as the Fortunegiant's raiders such as Sukesh Hedge, Sachin and Mahendra Rajput were tackled like never before. The Patna defended in numbers but at times there were silly mistakes that cost points to the defending champions.
The Superman, Pardeep Narwal had made raids which no other attacker could even dream of. 5 raids in a row, ALL OUT's all on his own, the man was simply unstoppable. Gujarat's defence was conisedered as the best defence of the season and they knew how to tackle Nrawal from the previous encounters, but in the finals, Narwal was a different man. Here's an image of the Gujarat Fortunegiant's defence trying to tackle Pardeep Narwal.
Patna Pirate raider Monu Goyat was exceptional in helping the defending champions keep a lead in the match. The Gujarat Fortunegiants saw a completely different Patna Pirates which they defeated in the Inter-Zone matches. Here is an image of the Gujarat defence trying to tackle Monu Goyat on his Do or Die raid.
Here they are, the three-time defending champions of the Pro Kabaddi League 2017. Patna Pirates were on a different level alltogether as they defeated the favourites of the season to retain their title for the third time in a row which no team has ever been able to accomplish. Here is an image of the Patna Pirates celebrating their victory over Gujarat Fortunegiants to be crowned Champions.