Hype Yourself up with the Puneri Paltan

PKL started in 2014 with 8 teams, and in 2017 PKL saw the addition of 4 new teams. Puneri Paltans have faced 3 defeats from Patna. It can be said that Pune’s inconsistency is one of the main reason that hampered their success in PKL seasons.

Puneri Paltan

Puneri Paltan is a kabaddi team that plays in the Pro Kabaddi League since 2014. The Puneri Paltan Team is a Mumbai-based firm representing the city of Pune, Maharashtra. The home ground of Puneri Paltan is located in Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi, Pune.

They hold the badge of being one of the founding members of Pro Kabaddi League but unfortunately, the Puneri Paltan Team had a relatively low success rate after finishing at the base of the table for the first 2 seasons- 2014, 2015.

Puneri Paltan Coach- Anup Kumar
Puneri Paltan Captain- Surjeet Singh
Puneri Paltan Owner- Suresh Kotak and family

Puneri Paltan History

Puneri Paltan team have played in all the seasons of PKL and have only managed 3 playoff qualifications and no PKL title. They faced defeat against Patna Pirates in 3 consecutive seasons- 2016, January 2016, July and 2017. Despite having a dream team, their inconsistency has made them lag behind. Puneri Paltan Coach, Anup Kumar has worked hard as a player turned coach to fix the various leaks of his team players and harnessing their talent to the field.

Defender Surjeet Singh, has been the Puneri Paltan Captain for the 7th consecutive season of the PKL till 2019.

Puneri Paltan Owners

Puneri Paltan Owners- Puneri Paltan Team owners are a firm called Insurekot Sports founded in 2001. Sumanlal Babulal Shah, Rajesh Harkishandas Doshi, and Karthik Kumar Venkataraman Marshan are the 3 directors of the firm who also hold reputable positions at other big companies. Talking about Puneri Paltan Owners, Uday Kotak and his family own this franchise.

Puneri Paltan Stats

Puneri Paltan Stats are as follows:

Season Year Total Wins Losses Tied Position
1 2014 14 2 12 0 8
2 2015 14 2 11 1 8
3 Jan’16 16 8 5 3 3
4 July’16 16 7 7 2 3
5 2017 24 16 8 0 4
6 2018 22 8 12 2 6
7 2019 22 7 12 3 9

Best Performers of Puneri Paltan

The Puneri Paltan Players to look out for are:

  • Manjeet Chillar- He undoubtedly is Pune's best defender, and in PKL 3 and 4, he scored 61 and 44 tackle points, respectively.
  • Girish Ernak-He was retained to play PKL seasons because of his excellent performance.
  • Ajay Thakur-He is the captain of the Indian national team. It was mostly because of him that the team finished 3rd in both PKL 3 and 4. 

Puneri Paltan Records

The Record of the Puneri Paltan players and the Puneri Paltan Team is as follows:

  • 2014-they managed just 2 wins out of the 14 games against Bengaluru Bulls and Bengal Warriors, respectively. The point difference that season was -127.
  • 2015- Puneri Paltan team lost 11 games, and their state was not very different from 2014.
  • 2016 Jan- they qualified for the playoffs for the first time and finished in 3rd place. The credit of 3rd place goes to the trio of Manjeet, Surjeet Singh and Jasmer Gulia.
  • 2016 Jul- although both U Mumba and Paltans had 42 points, Puneri Paltan players qualified for the semi-finals due to their higher point difference. They again finished in 3rd place after facing a defeat from Patna in the semi-finals.
  • 2017- Puneri Paltans team won 15 games and managed 2nd position in Zone A with 80 points. The team won eliminator 1 against UP but lost to Patna in eliminator 3 and finished 4th in the overall standing. 
  • 2018- Puneri Paltan Team failed to make it to the playoffs finishing 4th in Zone A and 6th overall. They won only 8 matches out of 22. Girish Ernak was their best defender with 56 points.
  • 2019 Wws another year of disappointing performance, and they finished 9th overall.

Puneri Paltan Team and Players

Puneri Paltan Captain for the 8th edition of PKL is Surjeet Singh. He is one of the best defenders in the world. In PKL season 7, Manjeet was the most successful raider, and Surjeet Singh collected 63 points for the Puneri Paltan Team.

 The List of Puneri Paltan players are as follows:

  • Raiders: Amit Kumar, Darshan Kadian, Emad Sedaghat Nia, Manjeet Chillar, Nitin Tomar, Pankaj Mohite, Pawan Kadian, and Sushant Sail.
  • Defenders: Surjeet Singh (C), Deepak Yadav, Jadhav Shahaji, Hadi Tajik, Shubham Shinde, Sanket Sawant, and Girish Ernak
  • All Rounders: Amit Kumar, Sagar Krishna, And Sandeep.

Puneri Paltan Match Schedule 2021

The first match of the Puneri Paltan Team is on 22nd July in Haryana against Haryana Steelers.

Date Match
22-Jul-2021   Puneri Paltan vs Haryana Steelers
27-Jul-2021   U Mumba vs Puneri Paltan
29-Jul-2021   Bengal Warriors vs Puneri Paltan
4-Aug-2021   Patna Pirates vs Puneri Paltan
5-Aug-2021   Gujarat Fortune Giants vs Puneri Paltan
10-Aug-2021   Puneri Paltan vs Dabang Delhi K.C.
15-Aug-2021   Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Puneri Paltan
18-Aug-2021   Tamil Thalaivas vs Puneri Paltan
21-Aug-2021   Puneri Paltan vs Bengaluru Bulls
26-Aug-2021   UP Yoddha vs Puneri Paltan
30-Aug-2021   Telugu Titans vs Puneri Paltan
2-Sep-2021   Puneri Paltan vs Haryana Steelers
5-Sep-2021   Puneri Paltan vs U Mumba
8-Sep-2021   Bengal Warriors vs Puneri Paltan
14-Sep-2021   Puneri Paltan vs Gujarat Fortune Giants
15-Sep-2021   Puneri Paltan vs Patna Pirates
18-Sep-2021   Puneri Paltan vs Tamil Thalaivas
20-Sep-2021   Puneri Paltan vs Bengaluru Bulls
25-Sep-2021   Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Puneri Paltan
29-Sep-2021   Puneri Paltan vs Dabang Delhi K.C.
3-Oct-2021   Telugu Titans vs Puneri Paltan
6-Oct-2021   UP Yoddha vs Puneri Paltan

Puneri Paltan FAQ’s

  • What is the name of the Pro Kabaddi Pune team?

The team that represents Pune in PKL is Puneri Paltan. They have been in the drill since 2014 and is led by Surjeet Singh: Puneri Paltan Captain.

Puneri Paltan Coach- Anup Kumar
Puneri Paltan Owner- Uday Kotak and family

  • Will Puneri Paltan qualify?

Puneri Paltan players qualified for the playoffs in 3 consecutive seasons: 2016 Jan 2016, Jul and 2017. Their position in the seasons has more or less been towards the extreme bottom of the table.

  • Can Puneri Paltan win season 8?

Puneri Paltan team has not won a single PKL title so far, and they were seen towards the table's base mostly apart from the 3 qualification seasons. The Paltans have to play exorbitantly well to qualify and reach the playoffs. 

  • How many tackle points did Puneri Paltan score in the title-winning season?
  • 2016 Jan- Manjeet was the best defender with 61 tackle points.
  • 2016 Jul-Manjeet Chillar was the best defender once again with 44 tackle points
  • 2018- Besides Puneri Paltan Captain Surjeet Singh, Girish Ernak was their best defender with 56 points.

Total Tackles = 618
235 Successful Tackles.
383 Unsuccessful Tackles

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