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U Mumba: A Legacy of Glory in Indian Kabaddi

U Mumba, a professional Kabaddi team, has etched its name in the history of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) as one of the most dominant and successful teams.

U Mumba

Introduction of U Mumba

U Mumba is a professional Kabaddi team that has established itself as one of the most successful and dominant teams in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). U Mumba was formed in 2014, representing the financial capital of India, Mumbai. Founded by Unilazer Ventures Pvt Ltd, the team has been consistent in showcasing their strength and determination since their inception in the inaugural season of the PKL.

Despite missing out on the championship in their debut season, they bounced back strongly and reached the ultimate match of the competition, ultimately winning the trophy. U Mumba’s dominance was evident throughout the league stage, finishing at the top of the table and consistently reaching the playoffs.

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Under the leadership of Supratik Sen, the team has maintained their excellence and remains a formidable opponent for all others. Playing in front of their passionate fans at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, U Mumba continues to deliver thrilling performances and solidify their place in the history of the PKL.

U Mumba’s inaugural season

The inaugural season

Prior to the start of the inaugural season, Mumba strategically is assembled a talented and strong team. With the acquisition of seasoned players and emerging talents, they built a most strongest squad. Fazel Atrachali, Anup Kumar, and Shabeer Bapu were among the key players and play the backbone of MUM.

Early triumphs

U Mumba proved their mettle right from the start of the inaugural season. In their opening match, they clashed against Jaipur Pink Panthers and emerged victorious with a wide margin. This win set the tone for their subsequent great performances.

With a perfect blend of raiders, defenders, and all-rounders, they outperformed their opponents in thrilling encounters.

Ultimate match of the Tournament

U Mumba sustained their winning momentum and reached the finals of the PKL’s first season. In the ultimate match of the competition, once again they face Jaipur Pink Panthers, who had been equally formidable throughout the tournament.

The match was a nail-biting showdown, with both teams giving their all to claim the first coveted Pro Kabaddi League trophy.

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Unfortunately, U Mumba lose this match and unable to get the fisrt PKL trophy.

Despite the loss, MUM still impress their fan with the achievements. Anup Kumar, captain of MUM are the top 1st Raider with 155 points of 16 matches. Surender Nada was the top 1st defender with 51 points in 15 matches.

First PKL Trophy

After the lost in the first PKL season, U Mumba kept training and improved their skills to prepare to season II, where they beat several opponents to become the champion.

U Mumba start the season with 8 win consecutive before they been stop by the 2nd match against Jaipur Pink Panther, then continuous dominant the League with 4 more consecutive wins and stopped by Telugu Titans.

In the semi-final when they face Patna Pirates, the MUM keep destroy the opponent with 17 points won and reach the Final where they faced Benlaguru Bulls and won with 6 points to get their first PKL trophy.

U Mumba’s Home Ground

U Mumba, a professional Kabaddi team, has enjoyed significant success in the PKL due to their home advantage at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium in Mumbai.

The stadium’s small size creates an intimate atmosphere that boosts the team’s confidence and motivation. Playing in front of their home crowd also allows MUM to be attuned to the stadium’s nuances and conditions, giving them an edge over their opponents.

The passionate Mumbai crowd provides unwavering support, acting as a driving force for the team. As a result, MUM has consistently performed well at home, reflecting their strong track record at the stadium.

The next season

U Mumba, the three-time defending champions of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), are looking to build on their past successes and establish yet another era of glory in the next season.

The team has made significant changes to their roster, introducing new faces and talents that promise to bring a fresh perspective and intensity to the team. The coaching staff has also developed new strategies and game plans to counter their opponents.

Despite falling short of winning the championship last season, U Mumba is determined to bounce back stronger and rise above any setbacks. The team is fully focused on lifting the trophy this time around, with a strong emphasis on both physical and mental preparation.

Under the visionary leadership of owner Ronnie Screwvala, U Mumba has created a solid foundation based on principles of professionalism, integrity, and dedication.

Current Squad

U Mumba current squad (01/2024): Girish Maruti Ernak (C), Alireza Mirzaeian, Rupesh, Pranay Vinay Rane, Bittu Banwala, Jai Bhagwan, Shivansh Thakur, Kunal Bhati, Ram Adghale, Saurav Parthe, Heidarali Ekrami, Manoharan Gokula Kannan, Rohit Yadav-I, Shivam Anil, Rinku HC, Surinder Singh, Mahender-Singh, Sombir, Vishwanath-V, Amirmohammad Zafardanesh, Guman Singh, Shanmugam Mukilan.

Conclusion

U Mumba has established itself as one of India’s top Kabaddi teams through consistent victory and dedication. They have won numerous championships and inspired others with their passion and commitment to excellence. Their impact extends beyond the mat, sparking interest in the sport among young athletes and fans nationwide.

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