Pro Kabaddi League: Arjun Deshwal leads Jaipur Pink Panthers to massive victory against Telugu Titans
Hyderabad, November 29, 2022
Arjun Deshwal got his 600th raid point in the Pro Kabaddi League on a day when his team Jaipur Pink Panthers defeated Telugu Titans 48-28 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Monday.
Deshwal's 18-point game was enough for Jaipur to move up to the second place, one point ahead of Bengaluru Bulls.
The Titans haven’t had the best of seasons and they couldn’t find a way to get going in this game either. Despite their defence, for once managing to match their opponents, their raiders let them down. In the absence of Siddharth Desai, Abhishek Singh was mostly stranded up front.
At the other end, Pink Panthers' talisman Deshwal continued his rock solid form as he notched up a super raid catching out Vishal Bhardwaj, Parvesh Bhainswal and Prince D to leave the Titans on the verge of an early all out. The first all out duly followed soon after as the Pink Panthers surged into a 14-7 lead.
The teams went into the break with Jaipur leading 20-12.
The Pink Panthers continued unabated in the second half and within the first ten minutes of the period had already subjected the Titans to two more all outs, the second extending the lead to 39-17.
For a brief while, the Titans looked competitive, and even had Jaipur on the ropes with only three men on the mat. Moments later, the Titans salvaged some pride with an all out, but it proved consolatory as the Pink Panthers romped to another big victory.
Award Winners of the Night:
Match 1: U.P. Yoddhas vs Bengal Warriors
vivo Perfect Player of the Match - Pardeep Narwal (U.P. Yoddhas)
Dream 11 Gamechanger of the Match - Maninder Singh (Bengal Warriors)
Moment of the Match - Nitesh Kumar (U.P. Yoddhas)
Match 2: Telugu Titans vs Jaipur Pink Panthers
vivo Perfect Player of the Match - Arjun Deshwal (Jaipur Pink Panthers)
Dream 11 Gamechanger of the Match - Ankush (Jaipur Pink Panthers)
Moment of the Match - Arjun Deshwal (Jaipur Pink Panthers)
7:30 PM: Puneri Paltan vs Gujarat Giants
8:30 PM: Haryana Steelers vs U Mumba
Venue: Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad
All the matches can be watched live on Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar