A bright LED banner bearing the faces of India’s biggest kabaddi stars greets you as you get off the shuttle bus and enter Ahmedabad airport. The news that the playoffs and final of the seventh season of the ProKabaddi League (PKL 2019) are to be held in the city is hard to miss due to the sheer number of these posters – placed by the conveyor belts, restrooms, and the exits.
With composer-singer-lyricist Amit Trivedi set to perform at the opening ceremony, kabaddi is the talk of the town. The platform is set for a new champion to come through. Bengal Warriors faces Dabang Delhi in the PKL 2019 final on Saturday.
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After three months and 136 matches, it is fitting that the two teams that topped the table will vie for glory. This isn’t the most expected final, though. Many favoured defending champion…