The squad had some extremely talented stars who helped the outfit to victory.

Jaipur Pink Panthers are one of the most popular and successful teams from the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). The team enjoys a huge fan following and many notable players have represented the outfit in the league. Figures like Anup Kumar, Deepak Hooda, and Maninder Singh are some of those major names who have donned the team’s colours. The popularity of the franchise is also due to the fact that it has a famous owner. 

Well-known Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan is the owner of the Jaipur Pink Panthers, who is very passionate about the team. The team won the inaugural season of the PKL by defeating U Mumba in the final in a landmark achievement. Anup Kumar was playing for U Mumba back then before playing for the Pink Panthers later on. There were many players who performed key roles in Jaipur’s title-winning season. 

Let us take a look at the players who played for Jaipur Pink Panthers in the inaugural season of the PKL and how their careers played out since:

Note: The article is on only the players who played in the final of the PKL season 1.

Maninder Singh

The raider was one of the finest performers for Jaipur in the first season of the PKL. Maninder scored 130 raid points and delivered a memorable display in the final against U Mumba. He is currently playing for Bengal Warriors and the team has won the title last season under his captaincy. 

Rohit Rana

Rana is a solid defender and was a part of the title-winning team in the inaugural season of the PKL with the Jaipur Pink Panthers. He scored a total of 38 tackle points in the campaign. Rohit will represent U Mumba in the upcoming season of the league. He is still a big name in the PKL and a player to watch out for in the forthcoming season.

Rajesh Narwal

Narwal was very impressive in the first season for Jaipur Pink Panthers and did well in the final. He played a key role in the team’s success and managed 98 points across the season. He remained four seasons at the franchise thanks to his consistent performances. Rajesh is going to play for Haryana Steelers in the upcoming season of the PKL.

Navneet Gautam

Navneet also featured in the final for the Jaipur Pink Panthers, helping them to lift the trophy. Although he could not score in the final, he played a key role in the victory. Navneet has also played for India at the international stage in addition to playing in the PKL. Now 38-year-old, he played for the Pink Panthers until the fifth season and announced his retirement afterwards.

Jasvir Singh

The India international was one of the finest raiders in the first season of the PKL and played a huge part in the team’s success. He scored more than 100 points for the outfit and managed four points in the final too. Jasvir plays departmental games and has retired from the professional kabaddi scene. 

Ran Singh

A very capable defender, Ran Singh represented the Pink Panthers in the inaugural season. He played in the final against U Mumba as well but did not score any point for the team. Singh played 10 matches and scored 36 points for the team. The defender played for four seasons with the Pink Panthers. Surprisingly, Ran Singh did not find any takers in the auction for the upcoming edition of the PKL and went unsold. 

Prashant Chavan

Another key member of the Jaipur Pink Panthers side which won the inaugural edition of the PKL. He played in the right corner but could not score a point for the team in the final match. During his PKL career, Prashant managed 41 appearances where he scored 56 tackle points. He plays at the state level today and not in the league. 

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