Akshay Kumar, Sachin Tendulkar in star-studded Pro Kabaddi opening; Telugu Titans, Puneri Paltan win

The fifth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League kicked off on Friday at the Gachibowli Indoor stadium in Hyderabad. Here's a look at the highlights of Day 1

FP Sports July 29, 2017 13:37:16 IST
The fifth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League kicked off on Friday at the Gachibowli Indoor stadium in Hyderabad. Image courtesy: Twitter/@prokabaddi
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The fifth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League kicked off on Friday at the Gachibowli Indoor stadium in Hyderabad. Image courtesy: Twitter/@prokabaddi
Bollywood star and co-owner of Bengal Warriors, Akshay Kumar, headlined the opening ceremony singing the National Anthem. The ceremony were attended by celebrities fromthe sporting and cinema fraternity. Image courtesy: www.prokabaddi.com
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Bollywood star and co-owner of Bengal Warriors, Akshay Kumar, headlined the opening ceremony singing the National Anthem. The ceremony were attended by celebrities fromthe sporting and cinema fraternity. Image courtesy: www.prokabaddi.com
Sachin Tendulkar, co-owner of the recently inducted Tamil Thalaivas team, seen with Telugu Star Chiranjeevi. Image Courtesy: Twitter/@prokabaddi
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Sachin Tendulkar, co-owner of the recently inducted Tamil Thalaivas team, seen with Telugu Star Chiranjeevi. Image Courtesy: Twitter/@prokabaddi
Telugu Titans took on Tamil Thalaivas in the opening match of the Pro Kabaddi League. Initially, the match looked balanced, with both teams at 3-3.<br />Image courtesy: www.prokabaddi.com
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Telugu Titans took on Tamil Thalaivas in the opening match of the Pro Kabaddi League. Initially, the match looked balanced, with both teams at 3-3.<br />Image courtesy: www.prokabaddi.com
But, Telugu Titans captain Rahul Chaudhari made all the difference helping the hosts race to an 18-11 lead by half-time. In total, Rahul bagged as many as 10 points. There was no looking back after that with the Titans winning 32-27. Image Courtesy: www.prokabaddi.com
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But, Telugu Titans captain Rahul Chaudhari made all the difference helping the hosts race to an 18-11 lead by half-time. In total, Rahul bagged as many as 10 points. There was no looking back after that with the Titans winning 32-27. Image Courtesy: www.prokabaddi.com
In the second match of the day, Puneri Paltan took on former champions U Mumba. The Pune outfit had a sparkling start and were leading 17-10 in the first half with Sandeep Narwal being their most effective player. Image courtesy: www.prokabaddi.com
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In the second match of the day, Puneri Paltan took on former champions U Mumba. The Pune outfit had a sparkling start and were leading 17-10 in the first half with Sandeep Narwal being their most effective player. Image courtesy: www.prokabaddi.com
The Mumbai team suffered an early setback when they were all out at the 10th-minute mark. The star-studded U-Mumba team couldn't make much of an impact and they were trailing Pune 11-18 at half-time and 21-33 when the final whistle blew. Image courtesy: www.prokabaddi.com
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The Mumbai team suffered an early setback when they were all out at the 10th-minute mark. The star-studded U-Mumba team couldn't make much of an impact and they were trailing Pune 11-18 at half-time and 21-33 when the final whistle blew. Image courtesy: www.prokabaddi.com