Gujarat Giants in motion throughout Season 8 of the Professional Kabaddi League. Picture Credit: Professional Kabaddi
Gujarat Giants are among the many late entrants to the Professional Kabaddi League (PKL), initially launched as Gujarat Fortunegiants within the fifth season (2017).
The crew owned by Adani Wilmar, nevertheless, is without doubt one of the most constant groups within the historical past of the Elite Kabaddi event with the best success fee. The crew, at present led by Sunil Kumar Malik and coached by Manpreet Singh, completed runners-up in every of the primary two seasons after ending on the prime of their group. They stumbled on the ultimate hurdle, although on each events, misplaced to Patna Pirates and Bengaluru Bulls respectively, the latter securing their first title.
Gujarat had an incredible run for a turnaround within the seventh season as they completed ninth within the 12-team desk, successful their first three video games earlier than dropping the following six and ultimately ending with seven wins from 22 matches.
The frustration of 2019, nevertheless, proved to be one-sided for the crew as they might as soon as once more attain the playoffs after the event’s return in 2021-22. After a 29-49 loss to Bengaluru Bulls, the crew went to Eliminator 2 earlier than being eradicated.
Raider Sonu was Gujarat’s elite retained participant within the participant public sale this 12 months, whereas Korea’s crew Dong Jeon Lee and Younger Chang had been purchased for Rs 20 lakh and Rs 10 lakh respectively. He additionally spent Rs 40 lakh for Bengal Warriors defender Rinku Narwal, which was his costliest purchase within the public sale.
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Gujarat Giants Season by Season Consequence
season 5 – Runner-up (Zone A Toppers)
Season 6 – Runner-up (Zone A Toppers)
Season 7 – ninth place
Season 8 – 4th place (Eliminator 2)
Gujarat Giants Crew:
Attacker: Chandran Ranjit, Mahendra Rajput, Dong Jeon Lee, Purna Singh, Sonu, Pradeep Kumar, Rakesh, Gaurav Chhikara, Sohit, Sonu Singh, Savin
Protector: Vinod Kumar, Younger Chang Ko, Rinku Narwal, Baldev Singh, Saurav Gulia, Sandeep Kandola, Manuj, Kapil, Ujjwal Singh
All-rounder: Arkam Sheikh, Partik Dhaiyya, Rohan Singh, Shankar Gadai
Gujarat Giants Schedule:
8 October , Gujarat Giants vs Tamil Thalaivas | Sri Kanteerva Indoor Stadium
10 October , Gujarat Giants Vs Dabang Delhi | Sri Kanteerva Indoor Stadium
14 October , Gujarat Giants vs Puneri Paltan | Sri Kanteerva Indoor Stadium
15 October , Gujarat Giants vs Jaipur Pink Panthers | Sri Kanteerva Indoor Stadium
19 October , Gujarat Giants vs UP Yoddha | Sri Kanteerva Indoor Stadium
22 October , Gujarat Giants vs Haryana Steelers | Sri Kanteerva Indoor Stadium
26 October , Gujarat Giants vs U Mumba | Sri Kanteerva Indoor Stadium
29 October , Gujarat Giants vs Telugu Titans | Shree Shivchatrapati Sports activities Advanced
31 October , Gujarat Giants vs Patna Pirates | Shree Shivchatrapati Sports activities Advanced
November 5 , Gujarat Giants vs Bengal Warriors | Shree Shivchatrapati Sports activities Advanced
November 6 , Gujarat Giants vs Bengaluru Bulls | Shree Shivchatrapati Sports activities Advanced
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