About Patna Pirates
Patna Pirates is the Patna city Franchise and the most successful team in the league with only team to win the title thrice in a row in season 3, 4 & 5 of the Vivo Pro Kabaddi. Pirates have proved themselves as real champions by giving three consecutive wins back to back. Team is led by Pardeep Narwal, who is the highest raid-point scorer in league history, he recently became the 1st player to reach 1000 points in the PKL history.
Owned by KVS Energy and Sports Limited, Patna Pirates believes that the spirit of the pirate is the spirit of not letting go, of using the environment to advantage, of striking when the enemy is least aware. It is named not after the criminal meaning of the word but after the Greek word 'peirin' which means "to attack".
KVS Energy and Sports Pvt Limited is owned by Rajesh Shah, Co-Chairman and Managing Director of Mukand Ltd and his son Mr. Kaustubh Vir Shah. Mukand is India's leading integrated specialty steel producer and a manufacturer of heavy industrial machinery. Mr. Rajesh Shah is a third-generation industrialist who has held several board positions in large Indian Public sector Units as well as multinational companies. He is the Past President of the Confederation of Indian Industries, and the Young Presidents' Organisation. Mr. Shah is also a keen follower of sport and is himself a fitness enthusiast. Patna Pirates is his first venture into sporting territory.
With a fan base of 6.82 lakh verifed followers on Facebook, 591k on Twitter, 212k on Instagram, Patna Pirates had a fairly successful Season 1 and 2(3rd and 4th position respectively) became Champions of Season 3, Season 4 and season 5 consecutively. Patna Pirates is the only team to have a hattrick win in consecutive seasons. The aggressive squad is led by Pradeep Narwal, Coached by Ram Mehar Singh.
Unfortunately season 6 and 7 were contrasting season for the three time winner as they did not make the playoffs. However the most successful team in the pro kabaddi league is ready next season to reclaim their throne. The Pirates anthem which is penned by the great Prasoon Joshi, put to music by the much loved Late Aadesh Shrivastava and rendered by none other than Kailash Kher has become a big hit not just among the Pirate fans but across all sports fans.
The Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is promoted by Mashal Sports, a company promoted by Anand Mahindra and Charu Sharma. At the end of Season 1, August 2014, Star Sports acquired a majority stake in Mashal Sports. PKL Season 1 was held on July 2014, Season 2 in July 2015, Season 3 from January 30 - March 6, 2016, Season 4 from June 25 - July 31, 2016, season 5 from July 28 - October 28, 2017, season 6 was held in 2018, season 7 started from July 20 - October 19 2019.
Since its inception in 2014, Vivo Pro Kabaddi League has accumulated the interest of sports devotees throughout India. It has been played across cities and has given many youngsters a platform to mark their skills in the field of kabaddi.