Kabaddi Adda

Journey of the Pro Kabaddi League Winning Fans' Hearts from 1st to 1000th Match

There have been a lot of changes in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) since its inaugural season in 2014. With the aim of resurrecting Kabaddi, the PKL began as a minor competition and has come a long way to become a significant international championship. The Pro Kabaddi League in India and the sport of Kabaddi will commemorate their 1000th match on January 15, 2024, a noteworthy milestone.

The PKL's establishment in 2014 was a risky endeavor. Kabaddi is a traditional Indian sport that is primarily played in rural regions. However, the league's founders chose to make it a franchise-based league and introduce it to the Indian audience since they thought there was potential for it to appeal to a wider audience.

In the inaugural season, eight franchise clubs—one for each city—participated. In order to facilitate a deeper level of connection between the players and the league, the franchises were situated in cities. The adrenaline music, the spectacle of becoming a celebrity, and the passionate fans in packed houses all came together to create an atmosphere in Kabaddi that had never been seen before.

In India, Kabaddi underwent a revolution thanks to the PKL's early success. Record-breaking viewership and a sharp surge in popularity were enjoyed by the sport. Indians began spending more time playing and watching Kabaddi in addition to football and cricket, which proved that the PKL was a success.


Players like Rahul Chaudhari, Maninder Singh, and Ajay Thakur enthralled the fans with their bone-crunching tackles and gravity-defying raids, making them household names. Fans began to relate to Kabaddi players in the same way that they did to their favorite cricket players, including M.S. Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, etc.

As the league developed, it added more teams nationwide, to a total of 12. Novel rules like "Do or Die" raids and "Super Tackles," which brought an additional degree of excitement and intensity to the game, had fans on the edge of their seats.

The objectives of the PKL extended beyond India's boundaries. In Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Iran, franchise-based leagues built around the Pakistan Premier League were launched. International players were welcomed by the PKL, which gave the competition a hint of global character.

The Pro Kabaddi League's 1000th match between the Bengal Warriors and Bengaluru Bulls will take place in Jaipur on January 15, 2024. It is going to be a historic event. It will celebrate 10 years of thrilling matches, cherished memories, and the transformation of Kabaddi from a regional sport into a global phenomenon. The game will be a commemoration of the league's past as well as a symbol of the dedication displayed by its players, owners, and supporters.

The future of the PKL seems bright. The league's loyal fan base, exciting gameplay, and opportunity for more international growth put it in a strong position to continue on its upward trajectory. The 1000th match is not only a noteworthy achievement, but it also acts as a springboard for the amazing future of the PKL and the times to come. After 1000 PKL matches, kabaddi has evolved from a rural sport in India to a worldwide sport that is gaining popularity every day.