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Catch the live score and updates of the Pro Kabaddi League 2017 final between Gujarat Fortunegiants and Patna Pirates.
The crowds goes berserk as the final whistle blows.
The Patna Pirates have defended their title successfully. TWICE NOW.
Patna Pirates win the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5.
Under 40 seconds and the writing on the wall is clear...
IT WILL BE a HAT-TRICK OF TITLES
Pardee Narwal and the Pirates deserve all the praises coming their way. They deserve all the love and adulation that they have been abundantly showered with over the past three months.
They came in as champions and are now leaving as champions.
What a dream run Pardeep and their team seem to be having!!!
What a final!
What an exciting way to bring an end to this tournament that has made all these players household names over the course of the past three months.
Hard Luck for Gujarat Fortunegiants but they can walk with their heads held high after consistenly playing high-quality kabaddi from 28 july to 28 October.
Patna Pirates were just the better team on the day that mattered to become three-time champions.
After winning almost all the post-season awards, Pardeep is waiting to lay his hands on the title his team has been winning for the past three years. It will be much more special for him this year as he will get to lift the title as the captain of the team that has won the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5 - Patna Pirates
Defending champions Patna Pirates, led by the unstoppable Pardeep Narwal, will look to complete a hat-trick of titles on Saturday when they take on season debutants Gujarat Fortunegiants in the Pro Kabaddi League final in Chennai.
Gujarat Fortunegiants have been consistent throughout the season and have a right blend of youth and experience.
Patna Pirates have been building momentum coming into the final on the back of three comprehensive wins in knockout games.
Addressing reporters ahead of the crucial final, Gujarat captain Fazel Atrachali said: "This has been a special season of Pro Kabaddi for me, to lead a new team and establish its position in the league."
"We have played as one, where everyone had amazing synergy with each other and successfully overcame the language barrier. We'll use the same strategy in the finals with our eyes on the prize!
Gujarat coach Manpreet Singh said he is looking forward to an electrifying final.
"A strong strategy is the key to success in any sport. And that is a mantra that each team member of the Gujarat Fortunegiants follows. It a matter of pride that the team has reached the finals in our first year in the league. Led by the dynamic Fazel Atrachali, Gujarat Fortunegiants have displayed great team work, and strong sportsmanship. We have to now focus on winning the final."
On the other hand, a confident Patna skipper Pardeep Narwal said: "We started this season with only one goal in mind, to complete a hat-trick of titles for Patna Pirates. The journey has been great so far and I appreciate the effort put in by each and every member of the team, day in and day out. It's been a long and a fulfilling season for us with a lot of positives."
Patna coach Ram Mehar Singh on his part said: "Belief is all we started this season of Pro Kabaddi with. With back to back wins in Season 3 and 4, the pressure on us to perform was immense."
"I really appreciate the way this young team has come through in such a high intensity environment and performed to their fullest. Pardeep has been a revelation in the way he has led from the front with phenomenal performances throughout the season. Our eyes are firmly set on the title now and nothing less than a victory will satisfy the Pirates now," he added.
With inputs from IANS
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