Pro Kabaddi League: Dabang Delhi KC and Tamil Thalaivas play out enthralling 37-37 tie
Hyderabad, December 1, 2022
In a game that turned on its head in the final minutes, Dabang Delhi KC and Tamil Thalaivas played out an enthralling 37-37 tie to split the points in the Pro Kabaddi League at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday.
Dabang Delhi KC's talisman Naveen Kumar (15 points) and Tamil Thalaivas' star raider Narender (14 points) were the stars of the evening.
Delhi started the game off strong, and despite Naveen Kumar's early struggles, had managed to notch up an early lead. In the early exchanges, it was their defence that was working perfectly. And yet, the Tamil Thalaivas soon took control, doing everything just that little better, whether it be raiding or defending. On their end too, the star raider Narender struggled, only for their defence to bail him out.
The variety of raiding options helped the Tamil Thalaivas inflict the first all out of the evening to take a 13-8 lead. Suddenly, the pressure had been released and Narender took charge, notching up five points in the final seven minutes, as the Tamil Thalaivas went into the break leading 20-15.
Stung after the first period, a much-improved Dabang Delhi KC came out for the second half all guns firing. Even Naveen, who had been contained in the first period, started scoring regular points to draw his team close. With momentum on their side, Dabang Delhi KC started getting more out of every play. A super tackle by Ashu Malik on Narender drew them level with 10 minutes to go.
Over the next four minutes though, the Tamil Thalaivas turned the tide, scoring seven unanswered points to inflict a second all out on Dabang Delhi KC and edged ahead again.
The last five minutes were a treat for the fans, Dabang Delhi KC were reliant on quick raids and the Tamil Thalaivas were intent on eating up time. Delhi got their first all out of the game in the final thirty seconds to draw level at 36-36. The last moments saw the two trade blows, but had to be content with sharing the spoils.
Awards on 30/11/2022
Match 1: Bengaluru Bulls vs Jaipur Pink Panthers
vivo Perfect Player of the Match – Arjun Deshwal (Jaipur Pink Panthers)
Dream 11 Gamechanger of the Match – Lucky Sharma (Jaipur Pink Panthers)
Moment of the Match - Lucky Sharma (Jaipur Pink Panthers)
Match 2: Dabang Delhi KC vs Tamil Thalaivas
vivo Perfect Player of the Match – Narender (Tamil Thalaivas)
Dream 11 Gamechanger of the Match – Naveen Kumar (Dabang Delhi KC)
Moment of the Match – Amit Hooda (Dabang Delhi KC)
Tomorrow's matches (2/12/2022)
7:30 PM: UP Yoddhas vs U Mumba
8:30 PM: Patna Pirates vs Gujarat Giants
9:30 PM: Haryana Steelers vs Bengal Warriors
Venue: Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad
All the matches can be watched live on Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar