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Pro Kabaddi League: Which Team Has The Longest Unbeaten Streak in PKL History?

As Pro Kabaddi League 2023 (PKL 10) eagerly approaches its kick-off on December 2, anticipation builds for yet another thrilling season filled with intense battles on the kabaddi mat. Amidst the pre-season buzz, it's time to revisit a remarkable chapter in PKL history that belongs to the powerhouse franchise, U Mumba.

In the landscape of Pro Kabaddi, where every team strives to establish supremacy, U Mumba stands tall as the record-holder for the longest unbeaten streak. The feat was accomplished during the 2016 season, adding a golden chapter to U Mumba's storied legacy.

Entering the third season as defending champions, U Mumba's journey began with the standard ebb and flow of wins and losses in the initial matches. However, their remarkable turnaround commenced with a closely contested 29-28 victory against Bengaluru Bulls. Little did they know that this would be the ignition for an unprecedented unbeaten streak.


The following 10 matches witnessed U Mumba's kabaddi prowess on full display:

1. U Mumba 29 - 27 Puneri Paltan.
2. U Mumba 32 - 21 Bengal Warriors.
3. U Mumba 34 - 28 Patna Pirates.
4. U Mumba 30 - 17 Bengal Warriors.
5. U Mumba 39 - 18 Bengaluru Bulls.
6. U Mumba 35 - 21 Jaipur Pink Panthers.
7. U Mumba 30 - 27 Puneri Paltan.
8. U Mumba 38 - 22 Telugu Titans.
9. U Mumba 36 - 20 Dabang Delhi KC.
10. U Mumba 41 - 29 Bengal Warriors, Semifinal.

The unbeaten streak kicked off on February 10, 2016, at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata and concluded on March 5, 2016, at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. U Mumba's dominant run showcased their mettle in both attack and defense, leaving opponents struggling to find answers on the mat.

However, every streak meets its end, and for U Mumba, it was the Patna Pirates who halted their juggernaut. In the final of season three, a fierce battle unfolded at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi. In a game that lived up to the grandeur of a final, Patna Pirates emerged victorious, defeating defending champions U Mumba with a scoreline of 31-28.

Rohit Kumar's stellar performance, accumulating 8 crucial points for Patna, proved instrumental in breaking U Mumba's resilient defence. Despite Mohit Chhillar's valiant effort with 6 tackle points, U Mumba succumbed to a 3-point defeat, bringing an end to their historic unbeaten streak.

As we gear up for another exhilarating PKL season, the memories of U Mumba's unparalleled dominance in 2016 serve as a testament to the unpredictable and riveting nature of Pro Kabaddi, where every match unfolds as a captivating chapter in the league's rich history.