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PKL10: Puneri Paltan crowned champions for the first time; defeats Steelers 28-25 at Gachibowli Stadium

Puneri Paltan, the PKL 9 runners-up, defeated Haryana Steelers 28-25 in the final to claim their first-ever Pro Kabbadi League title at Gachibowli Stadium, Hyderabad.

Pankaj Mohite secured nine crucial points for the Paltans. Mohite’s impressive run today surprised the fans who thought they were in for a defensive battle.

In the first half, Puneri Paltan narrowly led against Haryana Steelers, with Mohite’s four-point raid almost causing an all-out for Haryana. However, substitute raider Vishal Tate’s crucial touch point kept the Steelers in contention. In the second half, Puneri Paltan extended their lead to eight points with strong defense from Gaurav Khatri, securing a historic victory.

Gaurav Khatri was awarded the Emerging Player of The Day for his 4 tackle points and 66.66% tackle strike rate.

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Puneri Paltan finished the regular season with 17 wins in 22 games at first place and advanced directly to the semi finals. In the semis, They defeated the three time champions Patna Pirates 37-21 to advance to their second final appearance.

The champions have been exceptional this year with a 79% win percentage – their best since inception. The Paltans have previously been runners-up once (PKL 9), 3rd place twice (PKL3, PKL 4). Steelers are appearing in the finals for the first time.

Mohammadreza Chiyaneh of Puneri Paltan finished the league with most tackle points (97). Arjun Deshwal and Anshu Malik of Jaipur Pink Panthers and Dabang Delhi KC equally share the “Most Raids Points” with 276 points from 23 games.


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