Pro Kabaddi 2016 Live Score (28-24) FT: Puneri Paltan VS Telugu Titans, Live Match Scores & Updates Online, PKL Season 4
Live updates, scores and commentary from the Pro Kabaddi 2016 Season 4 opening game between Puneri Paltan and Telugu Titans.
Who else but Manjeet Chhillar is the best Defender of the match.
SONU NARWAL is the Raider of the Match for his excellent performance for his team.
FULL TIME !!!!! Puneri Paltan take the opening game here with a 28-24 win.
40’ – AND HE CONTINUES!!!!!! Just wow from Manjeet Chhillar here. He has been stunning. Has he taken the game away from Telugu Titans.
39’ – Super Stuff from Manjeet Chhillar. What a tackle here!!!!! Pune’s game surely now!!!!!!
38’ – Sonu Narwal claims that he has touched but Sandep reviews again – What drama here!!!!!!
37’ – Super stuff from Sandeep Narwal as Telugu Titans review and there is no bonus for Pune
37’ – It is a one point game now!!!! Vinoth Kumar induces the error!!!!
36’ – Deepak Hooda with the do or die raid and does briliantly to get bonus but Telugu review again!!! Lots of drama here. Disappointing again. NO BONUS
36’ – Sonu Narwal with a chance to get the bonus but squanders the chance.
35’ – Manjeet Chhillar shows why he is the captain with a superb tackle on Rahul Chaudhari. 25-21 to the home team with just over 5 minutes to go.
TECHNICAL TIMEOUT – this has been some match. Heading towards a pulsating finish!!!!!! Stay tuned
34’ – Nitin Tomar redeems himself with a superb effort but Telugu review!!! Did he touch the shorts of Sandeep Narwal? NOOOOOOO!!!!!!! review successful for Telugu Titans.
33’ – Manjeet Chhillar showing some sense here and returns back.
32’ – Telugu Titans with a Do or Die raid but Vinoth Kumar is tackled by an amazing defensive move by Puneri Platan. They extend their lead.
31’ – Deepak Hooda here for Pune here but is tackled by Telugu Titans. Great stuff by Sandeep Narwal
30’ – Puneri don’t have Manjeet there and find it hard to tackle.
28’ – Deepak Hooda has shown a lot of sense here and goes back to play to his team’s strengths.
26’ – Pune have consolidated here. A tackle by Manjeet Chhillar to subdue Rahul Chaudhari. The home side are back here.
24’ – Revenge is a dish best served hard. Puneri Paltan return the favour by inflicting an all out on their opponents. They are in the lead now
23’ – Nitin Tomar does well to snatch one back as Telugu Titans miss out a chance for a Super Tackle
22’- Things are hotting up here as Green Cards have been showed to both players and staff
21’ – Super Tackle by Telugu Titans as it is a poor show of judgement by Manjeet Chhillar, who becomes a little too greedy.
We are back live!!!!!!
He leaves with a thigh-five. Good bit of improvisation there. Maybe Kohli could do this in front of the Australians sometime.
Aggression and fitness have become words associated with Virat Kohli and he talks about the game. “Aggression is all in the mind. These guys are incredibly fit.”
Virat Kohli is here, answering questions by Vrajesh and Mantra. His clothes suggest he needs to just shun his trousers to start playing the game.
This has been a pulsating first half of kabaddi with fortunes swinging to and fro. Puneri Paltan started off well but it was the Telugu Titans who are leading now due to an amazing defensive display. The visitors have managed to counter everything Pune have thrown at them, tackling really well through Vinoth Kumar.
HALF TIME – Puneri Paltan 12-15 Telugu Titans
18’ – TACKLE by Telugu Titans as Nitin Tomar continues his poor performance again.
17’ – Do or Die raid for Telugu Titans but Puneri Paltan tackle through Ravinder Pahal, who floors his opponent.
17’ – Rahul Chaudhari is here for Telugu Titans and keeps it simple by having an empty raid.
16’ – Telugu Titans tackle Deepak Hooda to extend their lead.
14’ – Titans’ strategy is absolutely brilliant here. Protecting their lead and playing to their strengths.
13’ – Deepak Hooda in a Do-or-Die raid but Telugu Titans tackle him through Vinoth Kumar. The away side are on fire here.
TECHNICAL TIMEOUT – This has been quite a stunning performance from Telugu Titans, who have shown how defence can triumph the best of attacks.
11’ – Puneri Paltan pull one back and a fantastic tackle by Joginder Narwal to tackle Rahul Chaudhari.
9’ – ALL OUT!! TELUGU TITANS are on fire. They have inflicted pain on Puneri Paltan to take a 5 point lead.
8’ – Stunning stuff here by Rahul Chaudhari, who battles past defenders to take his team in front.
7’ – Telugu Titans are back in the game and level proceedings with a superb tackle on Manjeet Chhillar.
4’ – What a tackle by Manjeet Chhillar, showing why he is such a dangerous customer.
2' – Brilliant by Puneri Paltan as they complete a tackle on Rahul Chaudhari to double their lead.
1’ - First points on the board, Ajay Thakur gets Puneri Paltan off the mark with a point
1’ – Rahul Chaudhari with the first raid and comes back without anything.
MATCH START TIME: 8:00 PM IST
Let the action begin!!!!!!
Indian superstar Virat Kohli is here too.
National anthem being sung by Kapil Sharma and he is doing a stunning job of it. Follows it with a “Bharat Mata ki Jai”
The way the nation has embrace kabaddi shows India’s growth as a sporting nation.
Kapil Sharma to sing the national anthem, after which we will be ready to go for the first match of Pro Kabaddi Season 4. What growth has this league witnessed, quite stunning.
Puneri Paltan are here and all the focus, as usual, is on Manjeet Chhillar, who will be looking to lead from the front.
The teams are here and Telugu Titans enter the arena first. They have some star players like Sandeep Narwal, Jasmer Singh and Sukesh Hegde.
Anup Kumar of U Mumba and Jasvir Singh of the Jaipur Pink Panthers are at the centre, talking about their experience and how kabaddi is growing by the day.
The three captains of the women’s team are talking with a lot of confidence. What an amazing moment this is for women’s sport in the country!!! More power to them.
Women Kabaddi Challenge has been announced and there will be three teams – Fire Birds, Storm Queens, Ice Divas.
Kapil Sharma – “I think kabaddi should be at the Olympics.” He is right, that could be a sure shot gold medal for us.
Comedian Kapil Sharma is here and is a prime example of how someone from a humble background can rise to the top, similar to a lot of our Pro Kabaddi stars.
The funny and dynamic duo of Vrajesh and Mantra look quite geared up for the new season. This is function what kabaddi does to you.
Telugu Titans might have the better head-to-head record but it is not going to matter here since all teams are new with revamped squads.
The captains are being introduced and they look positively confident here. Season 4 is here ladies and gentlemen!!!!!
Hello everyone! Welcome to the live coverage of the first match of Season 4 of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi. The day Kabaddi fans had been waiting for with bated breath since that nail biting Season 3 final between U Mumba and Patna Pirates is finally here. Telugu Titans take on Puneri Paltan tonight here at DOME in NSCL SVP Stadium, Mumbai, to kick off the fourth season of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi.
For those of you who are wondering why a Puneri Paltan home game is being held in Mumbai, there were some logistical issues due to which the venue had to be shifted to the capital of Maharashtra. Luckily for them, they are not too far from home but will that actually matter? We will have to wait and see.
There is a lot of uncertainty in the new season as all team have a different look to them due to the auction that took place just a couple of months back. The auction was packed with a lot of action and Bengaluru Bulls took home the bragging rights by picking up Mohit Chhillar for a whopping price of Rs. 53 lakh.
Let’s have a look at the two teams past performances first up. Telugu Titans missed out on a semi-final berth by a whisker in the first season to finish the season at 5th position with six wins. They bounced back in style in the second season only to lose to U Mumba in the final. Titans were not at their best in season three and could finish fifth with 7 wins.
The Puneri Paltan finished a disappointing last in the first season of the tournament and repeated their performance in the second season as well when they ended as the wooden spoon holders for the second time in two seasons. The redemption in the third season was led by skipper Manjeet Chillar who took the team to semis where they could finish third eventually.
Coming into the fourth season, both teams have made crucial changes to their squad. Ravinder Pahal, who performed exceptionally well in the first two seasons for Dabang Delhi and Sonu Narwal from Jaipur Pink Panthers join the team. Nitin Tomar of the services will also be seen in Pune jersey this season. Jasmer Singh Gulia and Prashant Chavan will be two important players from last season who will not be seen in action for the team.
For Telugu Titans, Sandeep Narwal, Jasmer Singh and Sandeep Dhull have been vital additions to the squad while captain of last season Dharamaraj Cheralathan will no more be seen in Titans’ jersey this season. The 23 year old Rahul Chaudhari, who has most raid points 336 to his name in PKL history, will be leading the Titans in season 4.
The two teams have met 6 times before this match and Telugu Titans have proved too hot for Puneri Paltan on most of the occasions as the team has won just won match against the Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam based team. On four occasions, Telugu Titans have come on top.
Some of the names to look out for from Puneri Paltan will be Ajay Thakur, their charismatic captain Manjeet Chhillar and lanky Sonu Narwal. While Telugu Titans will be relying on their maverick raider Rahul Chaudhari and Sandeep Narwal as well as Sukesh Hegde.