Maharashtra Ironmen crowned champions in the inaugural edition of the Premier Handball League
The Table topper in the league stage, Maharashtra Ironmen defeated Golden Eagles Uttar Pradesh 38-24 in the final to win the first-ever season of the Premier Handball League (PHL).
The Maharashtra Ironmen were more effective in attack in the early minutes of the game. Igor Chiseliov started the game like a man possessed as he was holding off challenges from the Golden Eagles Uttar Pradesh players with ease and was finding a way to score.
Naveen Deshwal, in the Maharashtra goal, was also showcasing why he has been one of the standout keepers in the league, as he made pivotal saves that allowed his team to extend their lead.
While Naveen was putting on a masterclass in goal for the Ironmen, Jalal Kiani, and Manjeet Kumar were supercharging their attack. The half came to an end soon after, as scores read 16-12 in favour of the Maharashtra Ironmen.
Despite the best efforts of Omid Reza in the Uttar Pradesh goal, the Golden Eagles were floundering to stem the flow of goals. Soon after, the game came to an end as the score was 34-28 in favour of the Ironmen. The Golden Ball was won by Sukhveer Singh Brar of the Golden Eagles Uttar Pradesh for his 102 goals across the league while Igor Chiseliov for the MVP for the final.