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Top 3 defenses from Pro Kabaddi League season 4

Analysing the 3 best defenses in season 4 of Pro Kabaddi League

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Top 5 / Top 10 03 Aug 2016, 11:32 IST
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Patna Pirates were crowned Pro Kabaddi League season 4 champions after beating Jaipur Pink Panthers in an eventful final. They have now become the only team to win back to back titles, thus cementing themselves as kings of the league.

This season, we witnessed quite a few teams who led from the back. These teams based their performances on their defensive prowess. With so many stellar raiders shining through every new season, it’s the defensive spine that separates the good from the great.

Castrol Activ’s Actibonds form a protective blanket around the engine, saving it from wear and tear, and helping the bike function better. Similarly, the role of the defense in Pro Kabaddi is to prevent opposition raiders from scoring points, allowing the raiders of their team to play without any fear.

We look at three of the best defences in Pro Kabaddi League Season 4 -

Patna Pirates

When Patna won Pro Kabaddi season 3, it was mainly down to their attacking prowess. But as they say, the best time to make positive changes to a team is immediately after one wins a title.

Their transfers erased any kind of complacency hovering over the existing team. This season, the Pirates ended up conceding only 466 points to the opposition over the course of their sixteen games.

Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Fazel Atrachali and Bajirao Hodage all produced mammoth performances week in week out. More importantly, the coach had at his disposal, defenders with very versatile profiles.

It meant he could use his defenders in different positions based on their opponents,  creating uncertainty in the minds of opposition raiders. Thriving on the situation, the Patna defence executed a massive 145 successful tackles over the course of the competition.

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