CHENNAI, October , 2017: After three high-octane months of thrilling kabaddi action, VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 5 has reached its culmination, the #FinalPanga. On October 28th, 2017, Gujarat Fortune Giants will take on defending championsPatna Pirates in a clash to win the coveted title of champions of VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 5.
Gujarat Fortune Giants convincingly seized their position in the finals of the league, by achieving an admirable 42-17 victory against Bengal Warriors in Qualifier 1, in Mumbai. Patna Pirates continued their staggering form on the back of the Pardeep Narwal juggernaut, defeating Bengal Warriors 47- 44 in Chennai. Pardeep clinched a total of 23 raid points in the match.
Gujarat Fortune Giants captain Fazel Atrachali said, “This has been a special season of VIVO Pro Kabaddi for me, to lead a new team and establish its position in the league. We have played as one, where everyone had amazing synergy with each other and successfully overcame the language barrier. We’ll use the same strategy in the finals, with our eyes on the prize!”
Looking forward to an electrifying final match, Manpreet Singh, coach for Gujarat Fortune Giants said, “A strong strategy is key to success in any sport. And that is a mantra that each team member of the Gujarat FortuneGiants follows. It a matter of pride that the team has reached the finals in our first year in the league. Led by the dynamic Fazel Atrachali, Gujarat FortuneGiants have displayed great team work, and strong sportsmanship. We have to now focus on winning the finals.”
Pardeep Narwal, Captain, Patna Piratessaid, “We started this season with only one goal in mind, to complete a hat-trick of titles for Patna Pirates. The journey has been great so far and I appreciate the effort put in by each and every member of the team, day in and day out. It’s been a long and a fulfilling season for us with a lot of positives.”
Ram Mehar Singh, Coach, Patna Piratessaid, “Belief is all we started this season of Pro Kabaddi with. With back to back wins in Season 3 and 4, the pressure on us to perform was immense. I really appreciate the way this young team has come through in such a high intensity environment and performed to their fullest. Pardeep has been revelation in the way he has lead from the front with phenomenal performances throughout the season. Our eyes are firmly set on the title now and nothing less than a victory will satisfy the Pirates now.”
The final is set to take place on October 28, 2017 at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai. The match will be telecast live, and fans can watch it on Star Sports network and Hotstar. Tickets can be booked at www.prokabaddi.com/tickets or at the box office at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai.