I have started watching PRO KABADDI on Star Gold these days and I have to say this is one of the most amazing thing done. Firstly because it is a great sport to watch, secondly it promotes an Indian sport that was falling behind by a hell lot and third and most important for the sheer thrill of a match of Kabaddi.
It gets more and more interesting with each and every minute passing by. The thrill and the way game turns every minute with every raid is inexplicable. The game is of 40 minutes with half time at 20. They have got some new rules which makes it more interesting like a raider can’t make 3 empty raids, in case he does he will be out for a while.
The team name and their owners are as below:
|Bengal Warriors||Kolkata||Kishore Biyani Future Group|
|Bengaluru Bulls||Bengaluru||Kosmik Global Media|
|Dabang Delhi||Delhi||Radha Kapoor DO IT Sports Management|
|Jaipur Pink Panthers||Jaipur||Abhishek Bachchan|
|Patna Pirates||Patna||Rajesh Shah|
|Puneri Paltan||Pune||Sumanlal Shah Insurekot Sports|
|Telugu Titans||Vizag||Veera Sports|
|U Mumba||Mumbai||Ronnie Screwvala Unilazer Sports|
I watched two games today, Pune Vs Bengaluru and Delhi Vs Vizag. Pune and Delhi both were underdogs today and they both ended up winning the match. How is that? Well they played really well and their competitors lost by a very minute difference, know more here: ProKabaddi
Interestingly they promoted the event well and that also got people’s attention and the result is there on Star Gold at 7:45 pm. It is a li’l disheartening though that this league is not getting as much attention in Media as it should but it is a remarkable start nonetheless.
Watch the promotion:
Also I would want to congratulate all the people involved in bringing this cool sport on National TV. So for the first time a sport other than Cricket will be noticed by people of the country. And importantly the some great Kabaddi players who were earlier non-existent will be known to Indians.
Go Kabaddi, ProKabaddi!!