Mumbai: Jaipur Pink Panthers, owned by Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan, were crowned the champions of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi after they beat U Mumba, 35-24 in an enthralling final here Sunday.
Pirates beat Bengaluru Bulls, 29-22 to take the third spot.
The Jaipur Pink Panthers and U Mumba, fixed against each other by an uncanny twist of fate to end the league with the same match that got it all started.
The Mumbai crowd, it should be noted, suffered from a foundational split. The Jaipur team, with its immense talent and Bollywood support, found itself with the same amount of hometown boost as the opposing Mumbai squad. An equal glow of orange and pink filled the stands, but this equality would not manifest itself on the mat.