5 reasons why Jaipur Pink Panthers will win Pro Kabaddi 4 title
The stage was set for Rahul Chaudhari and his Telugu Titans side to steamroll over their next opponent, Jaipur Pink Panthers, and move into the final of Pro Kabaddi 2016 Season 4. However, the Jasvir Singh-led team had other plans and was waiting to write its own script in Hyderabad. Not only did they manage to write a script, Jaipur Pink Panthers exorcised their demons and showed that big games are won by tactical brilliance, experience and composure under pressure situations.
Jaipur Pink Panthers, inaugural champions of Pro Kabaddi, went into this deep abyss during the second and third season, making some critics raise their eyebrows about them being one-time wonders. However, during the course of this season, Jaipur have quietly gone about their business and seem to be peaking at the right time, which is always critical in a long tournament.
Despite not having destroyed opponents as regularly as Patna Pirates or Telugu Titans, Jaipur ended up winning 8 of their 14 league matches, same as the team from Hyderabad that was looking more imperious than anyone. The biggest thing that needs to be noted about Jaipur is that they have not been beaten badly by any team in the tournament. Their worst loss came against Telugu Titans and that too by eight points.
Jaipur Pink Panthers are going to be no pushovers in the final on Sunday and they might just end up surprising everyone to become the first team to win Pro Kabaddi twice. Here are five reasons why the men in pink are going to lift the Pro Kabaddi 2016 Season 4 title by beating Patna Pirates tomorrow:
1) Balanced in squad
Jaipur Pink Panthers have solid players with great heads on their shoulders in all departments. To begin with, Jasvir Singh’s raiding is exceptional and he has been their main man in attack, amassing 69 raid points. When it comes to defending, we should not go further than Amit Hooda, who has been a revelation this season and is on par with Mohit Chillar as far as successful tackles are concerned (44). Rajesh Narwal, Ran Singh and Shabeer Bapu lend superb balance to this pool of top talent.
Before the fourth season of Pro Kabaddi started, there was a lot of talk about how teams would be affected due to the newly looking squads. There was complete merit in this premise as several teams were not able to create the right balance in their squad and subsequently, the playing line-up. Jaipur Pink Panthers, despite having their own struggles, have tremendous balance in their squad from all angles.