Jaipur Pink Panthers are to face off against U Mumba at Mumbai’s NSCI Stadium later today, as the Pro Kabaddi League final gets underway. The Patna Pirates were entirely outpaced by the Panthers on Friday, while the Bengaluru Bulls couldn’t manifest a strong enough fight to fend off Mumba.
The strength of both teams promises a quite exceptional final.
Navneet Gautam singled out what he considered to be the most crucial turning points in his team’s performance to date.
“Our matches against Patna and Vizag were the most crucial ones and proved to be turning point for us, giving us a good leads,” said the Panthers skipper.
As for Anup Kumar, it was outclassing Dabang Delhi that represented the squad’s most pivotal victory.
“The most important win was against Dabang Delhi where we won by seven points, qualifying for the semis. I feel this match was a turning point because the team really stepped up to the challenge and played wonderfully well under pressure, making us very confident for the ones to follow,”
“Mumbai have been tough competitors from day one. They have some outstanding players but we are also well prepared and won’t leave any stone unturned,”
“Jaipur is a very strong, well-rounded unit. Their defence is impenetrable and attack very sharp. Though they are a dangerous team, we are preparing accordingly for the final and are confident that we will play our best game yet to give Jaipur a run for their money.”
The Bulls will face off against the Pirates before the final gets underway to determine the third-place winner.