Patna Pirates wins PKL season 5, Pardeep Narwal crowned MVP
Patna Pirates romped to its third straight triumph in the Pro Kabbadi League Season Five, outclassing debutants Gujarat FortuneGiants 55-38 in the final at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium on Saturday night. Narwal ended the season as highest raid point scorer with 369 and fittingly lifted the trophy besides taking the 'Most Valuable Player' award. After a close first half, Pardeep Narwal's Patna Pirates stepped up the pace and cruised to victory. Narwal was the star for the Patna team, as has been the case right through the tournament. He topped with 19 raid points and capped a memorable PKL-Season 5 by guiding the team to a hat-trick. The Pirates, which was the best raiding team in the tournament, kept up the pressure on the FortuneGiants, with some superb work, to win 32 raid points. The second half was in contrast to the first as the formidable Pirates riding on Narwal's brilliance broke down the resolute Gujarat defence and pulled away, inflicting an all out in the 23rd minute to lead 27-21.