Longest Undefeated Streak In Pro Kabaddi League: Defending champions Jaipur Pink Panthers have surpassed the record for the longest undefeated run in Pro Kabaddi League’s history when they drew their most recent game against the Bengaluru Bulls 28-28.
The Pink Panthers, who defeated the Puneri Paltan in the final of the 2022 season to clinch the PKL title for the second time in their history, have quickly emerged to be the best team in the league this season. Not only have they lost only two out of 16 of their matches, but they are also on top of the table with 66 points.
But the most impressive feat achieved by the Jaipur Pink Panthers this season, or any other team for that matter, is that they are now undefeated in the last 12 of their matches.
The record for the longest undefeated streak in PKL before this season was held by U Mumba, who won 11 consecutive matches going into the final of the 3rd season of PKL in 2016, but then lost the final to Patna Pirates.
Longest Undefeated Streak In Pro Kabaddi League
The Pink Panthers have now surpassed that run. While they have a couple of draws in between their run, they have been undefeated for 12 matches.
The season did not start on the best note for JPP as they lost to Puneri Paltan in their opening match of the tournament. When they lost their fourth match against Bengaluru Bulls, they had one win, one draw, and two losses in four matches. But then the run started.
Jaipur defeated Patna Pirates 28-29 in a close match. They then obliterated Pardeep Narwal’s UP Yoddhas 41-24. The third win came against Tamil Thalaivas 24-25 in Chennai.
The Pink Panthers drew their fourth match in the streak 32-32 against Naveen Kumar’s Dabang Delhi. Match five and six were comfortable wins over Haryana Steelers and U Mumba 24-45 and 31-41 respectively.
Match seven saw JPP’s start their run at home in Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium. They defeated Telegu Titans 38-35 on the first night at their home venue. They then avenged their first loss in the tournament when defeating Puneri Paltan 36-34. Match nine was a 31-29 win over U Mumba and ten was a 37-27 win over the Steelers once again.
The Pink Panthers were now out of Jaipur and one matches away from matching the longest undefeated run in league history. They did just that when they obliterated Mandeep Singh’s Bengal Warriors 42-25. JPP has since extended the record to 13 matches with their recent draw against Bengaluru Bulls.
Jaipur Pink Panthers will next face Tamil Thalaivas on January 31, 9 PM to take their unbeaten run to 13 matches as the league enters its third act.