Bengaluru Bulls is a professional Kabaddi team which participates in Pro Kabaddi League, a professional Indian kabaddi league. The team is based in Bengaluru, Karnataka and was founded in 2014 with the inception of Pro Kabaddi League. They were crowned the winners of the Pro Kabaddi 2018 after they defeated Gujarat Fortune Giants in the finals.
Bengaluru Bulls play their home games in Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, a famous stadium with capacity to hold 4000 people.
The Bangalore based team is currently being coached by Randhir Singh, who was previously a senior Railway sports officer. He has won 20 medals as a kabaddi player and about the same number as a coach.
The Bengaluru Bulls share a motto “Stop At Nothing”. Their logo represents an angry bull’s face, representing their aggressive and fierce approach.
Bengaluru Bulls are owned by Kosmik Global Media which is a media production company, making broad range of factual content, natural history documentaries and feature films. Uday Sinh Wala is the CEO of the company.
Trajectory in the PKL
The Bengaluru Bulls had a great start to the Pro Kabaddi League 2014 season. They finished third on the table behind U Mumba but advanced to the playoffs. The PKL 2015 saw them give a similar performance and finish third yet again. However, this time they reached the finals after beating Telugu Titans 39-38. Unfortunately, they lost 36-30 to U Mumba in the finals.
Bangalore team faced a huge setback in the 2016 season when they finished seventh on the table. The team couldn't make a huge comeback in the next season finishing fourth in Zone B, and not qualifying for the playoffs. The team will be looking to get on with 2018 Pro Kabaddi season and make a positive start to the campaign.
The 2016 season was the worst phase the Bangalore team went through. They lost 12 out of 14 matches and were sitting at the bottom of the table. The starting match was a win. However, their performance declined with each defeat in the league.
Major Players for the PKL 2018
Bangalore have retained their skipper Rohit Kumar who has been a constant in the team and will take major responsibility on his shoulders. He is accompanied by three young and talented individuals Harish Naik, Amit Sheoran and Sumit Malik.
Kashiling Adake was purchased by them in the recent auction for the new season. Kashiling is one of the leading raiders in the league and will definitely show his potential.
Purchase of Ashish Kumar Sangwan, an all-rounder for Rs. 23.5 lakh will add to the team’s depth and strength, along with ex-Bulls raider Pawan Kumar Sehrawat who has earned great recognition with the team during his time. Players like Maruti Magdum, Jawahar Vivek K, Sandeep and Mahendra Dhaka have also been purchased in this year’s auction and could prove to a great asset to the Bulls.
|Year||Season||Matches Played||Wins||Lost||Tie||Win %||Final Result|
|2016 (June)||7th||14||2||12||0||14.28%||Group Stages|
|2017||4th||22||8||11||3||36.36%||4th in Zone B|