VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 6 marked yet another campaign where players and teams continued to eclipse milestones and set new benchmarks in multiple facets of the game. Having already seen some of the best individuals, we now take at some of the team records that were set and broken in Season 6.
While they missed out on a playoff appearance for the first time in VIVO Pro Kabaddi history, Patna Pirates had a reason to celebrate as they became the first team in the league to score 2000 raid points. The three-time champions currently sit over 200 raid points clear of second-placed Telugu Titans and their average of 20.22 raid points per match also ranks the best in league history.
Patna Pirates also lead the league in points scored with 3883, 380 clear of second-placed U Mumba, and are likely to become the first team to break the 4000-point barrier in Season 7.
Over to the defensive side of things, U Mumba also created history as they became the first team in VIVO Pro Kabaddi league to score 1000 tackle points. This barely comes as a surprise considering the fact that U Mumba have finished among the top three defensive teams four times in the six seasons so far.
U Mumba, who currently have 1134 tackle points, are closely trailed by Patna Pirates who have tallied 1112 tackle points in their six campaigns.
Having three or fewer defenders on the mat can be a daunting task for any team but it also opens the avenue for a Super Tackle and thereby the chance to put two points on the scoreboard. In Season 6, Puneri Paltan explored that avenue to historic effect and set the all-time record for Super Tackles by a team in a single campaign. Puneri Paltan managed 34 Super Tackles in Season 6, surpassing the previous mark of 27 set by Patna Pirates in Season 4, which they matched in Season 5 as well.
Puneri Paltan also set the record for most Super Tackles in a match when they managed six against Jaipur Pink Panthers in Match 24 in Pune, a feat that was later matched by Telugu Titans against Haryana Steelers in Match 105 in Vizag.
U Mumba shored up their defence for Season 6 by picking up stalwarts like Fazel Atrachali, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Rohit Rana and the move paid dividends as the team set the record for most tackle points in a single season. U Mumba finished Season 6 with 289 tackle points, 15 clear of second-placed Gujarat Fortunegiants, who played two more matches.
U Mumba’s average of 12.57 tackle points also ranked the best ever in VIVO Pro Kabaddi history, surpassing the previous record of 12.25 that they themselves set in their title-winning Season 2 campaign.