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3 teams who made the most of home support in Pro Kabaddi League season 4

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The demands of the Pro Kabaddi League are second to none as teams end up playing fourteen games in a month’s time, an average of almost a game every second day.  

A couple of losses on the trot can really affect a team’s morale, hence it’s imperative that sides try and win as many home games as possible. These sides have their fans to thank to a large extent as their relentless support provided that extra ammunition to the players to give their best every time they’re on the purple mat.

Just like Castrol Activ’s Actibonds protect the engine, even when it is off, and ensure better performance, home fans gives teams some much-needed confidence to take on their opponents, ensuring the teams can fight well and perform consistently at all venues.

The fancied U Mumba, who hadn’t lost a single home game prior to this season, were at the losing end twice this time around. That weak home leg performance eventually cost them a spot in the final four.

We look at teams that made their home ground a fortress in Pro Kabaddi season four -

Puneri Paltan

The side from Maharashtra were forced to move from their home turf to Mumbai this season, but that didn’t stop Manjeet Chhillar and company from putting in an impeccable makeshift home leg performance.

They lost just once in the four games that they played at home, that loss coming against title favourites Patna in what was a nail-biting encounter.

Pune’s owners ensured their players didn’t feel the absence of home supporters as they got along an army of Paltan fans from Pune to Mumbai via buses. Their impact rubbed off brilliantly on the players.

The fans made themselves loud and created a wonderful atmosphere inside NSCI stadium. The orange flags against a black backdrop was a sight to behold. When the Pune fans got going, the walled stadium bounced with melodic cheers.

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