Kabaddi is a very fun sport to watch, filled with dynamic and explosive movements. India takes the credit for making Kabaddi popular. Moreover, India is the most dominant team the Kabaddi has ever seen. So it’s no surprise that India has hosted some of the biggest competition for Kabaddi. One such competition is the ‘Pro Kabaddi League’. This has become the premier competition for Kabaddi in recent years and the winner of this competition is considered the best Kabaddi team in India.
Kabaddi is one of the best sports in the world. It is, originated in the state of Tamil Nadu, India around 4000 years ago. The game has remained popular ever since. It is said to be developed from the ancient Tamil sport of Jallikattu. The first Kabaddi tournaments were started back in the 1920s, mainly by India. Since then Kabaddi has made a mark in international competition. However, it’s not an Olympic game but was once featured at the Olympics in 1938 as a Demonstration Sport. The highest governing body for Kabaddi is the International Kabaddi Federation (IKF).
Top Kabaddi Teams In India
India has the best domestic teams in the whole world and these are the best Kabaddi teams in India. We have ranked the teams on the basis of Average Points scored, matches won in the competition and championship title wins.
6. Bengal Warriors
Bengal Warriors is another team that is considered to be one of the best Kabaddi teams in India. They won the 2019 Pro Kabaddi League championship by defeating Dabang Delhi. It is based in Kolkata and is owned by Capri Global. They stand 5th in the list of most matches played. They have also performed the most super raids in the history of the Pro Kabaddi League and 7th in the most points scored.
Title wins- 1
Deciding factor- 5th most matches played, 7th most points scored
5. Dabang Delhi
Dabang Delhi is a Delhi-based kabaddi team that is owned by Radha Kapoor. They won the 2017 kabaddi season by defeating arguably one of the best kabaddi teams in India, Patna Pirates. Dabang Delhi has played the 4th most matches in the Pro-Kabaddi League (173) and stands 7th in the most matches won. When it comes to concealing points, Dabang Delhi is in a league of its own as they are the team that has concealed the most points in the Pro Kabaddi League history (5978).
Title wins- 1
Deciding factor- Most points in Kabaddi League history- 5978
4. Bengaluru Bulls
Bengaluru Bulls is also among the best Kabaddi teams in India. Having won the title 1 time in 2018 Bengaluru Bulls have made a name for themselves. Owned by WL League Private Limited, the team is based in Bengaluru. It has an Average score of 33.83 in 178 matches. Bengaluru Bulls have played the second most matches in Pro Kabaddi League history (178) and it stands at number 3 when it comes to matches won.
Title wins- 1
Deciding factor- Highest average score- 33.83
3. U Mumba
You can argue that U Mumba is probably the best Kabaddi team in India. The records they hold are truly amazing. As of now, they hold 3 records along with the record for the most wins, most win percentage, and least defeat percentage. It is based out of Mumbai and its owner is Ronnie Screwvala, who is an Indian entrepreneur and Filmmaker. U Mumba also won the second season of the Pro Kabaddi League and has an average score of 32.69 in 167 matches.
Title wins- 1
Deciding factor- Most wins, Most win percentage, least defeat percentage
2. Jaipur Pink Panthers
Jaipur Pink Panthers is another one of the best Kabaddi teams in India. Other than Patna Pirates, Jaipur Pink Panthers are the only team to win the pro kabaddi tournament 2 times. They won the inaugural season as well as the last year’s season. This team is based in Jaipur and Abhishek Bachchan is the owner of this team. They have played 172 matches and have an average point score of 32.64.
1. Patna Pirates
Patna Pirates is hands down the best Kabaddi team in India to ever compete in Pro Kabaddi League. They have the most points and most titles. It is based out of Patna Bihar. This team has won the most titles (3) in Pro Kabaddi League. On top of that, it has an average score of 32.78 points in 180 matches.
Title Wins- 3
Kabaddi is a sport that has a big fan following in India. During the inaugural 2014 season of the Pro Kabaddi League, it was the second most-watched sports event in India, second only to the 2014 season of IPL. It is one of the traditional games of India, and is a very demanding game that takes years of practice and conditioning. These are the best kabaddi teams in India. All of these teams have won the Pro Kabaddi Leagues championship at least once in their career.
India is the best kabaddi team ever. India has won 3 world cups in kabaddi.
Pradeep Narwal is widely regarded as the best kabaddi player in India. Narwal holds the record for the most raid points in the pro Kabaddi League’s history. He is the first player to score 1000+ points in PKL.
Harjeet Brar Bajakhana is considered the father of Indian kabaddi.
For any sport to be in the Olympics, it has to be played by more than 75 countries on 4 continents. As of now, kabaddi is only played in 26 countries as a recognised sport.
The first loss for the Indian kabaddi team was against Pakistan in 1993.