I still remember the very first time that the Pro Kabaddi league was announced- the office was abuzz with excitement. Not only did a league on a sport like Kabaddi come as a surprise, but it also put the desi emotions into a sudden found exhilaration. The initial chuckles soon settled into some serious game emotion and the hope of the league being the ‘next big thing’ in the Indian sport television scenario started settling in. Even the ones who had admired the sport but could not say it because it was just-not-cool, had found a reason to celebrate!
Somehow, through pro-kabaddi league, the sport has been immensely successful in finding its way through people’s hearts. With its roots in the mud, the Pro Kabaddi League has seen the sport evolve from being an uninviting one to the colossal spectacle that it is today. Two seasons is what it took for Kabaddi to be discovered- yes, it’s just been two seasons! From the famous purple mat to the fans cheering in the stadium, the chants of Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi to the overwhelming sweaty smell of a team’s victory, Kabaddi as a sport although due for the recognition that it is getting in the recent times, has been seriously underrated.
As the face-offs get more and more exciting day on day, new milestones are being set and one of the teams that is very visibly doing their bit are the Bengaluru Bulls. Not only are they proving to be tough contenders for the finest, but also recording wins after wins in their own right; the latest being their win over Puneri Paltan. Having jumped to the fifth position in the points league table (with thirteen points from four games), the bulls defence is most definitely doing a great job.
As they gradually continue to crave their niche in the hearts of kabaddi followers, the bulls will look to repeat their phenomenal performance match after match. What will be interesting to see is if they actually manage to do that keeping in mind the almost infallible contenders that they are playing against.
With sport events gaining their well-deserved limelight & with tickets to the kabaddi matches available on popular ticketing platforms like BookMyShow, if you expect the bulls to rock the Kabaddi arena, you must book your spot right away. After all, your favourite desi boys need all the cheers you can shout out!
Written By: Nikita Mehta | Post Date: 5 July 2016