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Puneri Paltan – History, Players, Records, and Everything You Need to Know

One of the founding members of the Pro Kabaddi League, Puneri Paltan represents the city of Pune, Maharashtra in the league. This team from Maharashtra was famous even before it joined the rest on the mat. With the passion and attitude of the brave Maratha warriors, the team has chosen an orange jersey to represent their culture. The team has not had a very good campaign as the performance has not been up to the mark. The lack of championship has not stopped the Puneris from promoting the sport of kabaddi. Time and again, they have conducted talent hunts for school children in Maharashtra.

The journey of Puneri Paltan from the inaugural season till now

Season onePuneri Paltan finished eighth in the inaugural season
Season twoThe Puneris finished last consecutively for the second season
Season threeThe team qualified for the playoffs and finished third on the leader board
Season fourPuneri Paltan advanced to the playoffs and ended their campaign at the fourth position
Season fiveThe Puneris advanced to the eliminators and ended up second in Zone A
Season sixThey couldn’t qualify for the playoffs and stood fourth in Zone A leaderboard.
Season sevenPuneri Paltan stood tenth on the result board for the seventh season.
Puneri Paltan’s journey.

Meet the squad

coach anup kumar
Super coach Anup Kumar

With the super coach Anup Kumar, Puneri Paltan is now ready to come back and own the game. Following is the list of players signed in by the Puneri Paltan franchise:

RolePlayer
RaiderNitin Tomar
RaiderPankaj Mohite
RaiderPawan Kumar
RaiderRahul Chaudhari
RaiderVishwas
DefenderAbhinash Nadarjan
DefenderJadhav Shahaji
DefenderBaldev Singh
DefenderHadi Tajik
DefenderSaurav Kumar
DefenderSanket Sawant
DefenderKaramvir
DefenderSombir
DefenderVishal Bharadwaj
All-rounderE Subash
All-rounderGovind Gurjar
All-rounderVictorv Obiero

Know the owner!

This Pune based franchise Puneri Paltan is owned by Insurekot Sports. They are a Mumbai-based firm and have a lot of interest in sports. The company currently has three managing directors namely: Sumanlal Babulal Shah, Rajesh Harkishandas Doshi, and Karthi Kumar Venkatraman Marshan. The owners have shown a lot of interest in promoting the sport at grassroots levels. They have put in their heart and soul to emphasize on the development of this indigenous sport.

Record List

Puneri Paltan all record in PKL

Below are the all records made by Puneri Paltan

  • In January 2016 they qualified for the playoffs for the first time in the tournament. In July they qualified for the playoffs. Even though both U Mumba and Puneri Paltan had 42 points each, the Puneris were sent forward due to the higher point difference. In 2017, they won 15 games and managed to crawl up to the second position in the league!

We all hope to see the Puneris outperform themselves. To watch your favorite players playing on the mat after so long, do not forget to tune in to Star Sports. Until then keep reading!

Shruti Mishra
Shruti Mishrahttp://thesportslite.com
Shruti Mishra, An Undergraduate Student from a renowned Industrial City Jamshedpur, exploring her passion for writing about different sports.
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