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PKL: Naveen shines in Dabang Delhi’s win over Bengal Warriors | Professional-Kabaddi-League Information

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BENGALURU: Naveen Kumar shone in Dabang Delhi‘s 52-35 win over defending champions Bengal Warriors in a Pro Kabaddi League match on Wednesday.
Kumar picked up 24 factors from 25 raids, his finest efficiency in PKL, as Dabang Delhi avenged their final season’s defeat within the closing towards the identical opponents.
Kumar was unstoppable as he was within the thick of issues from the phrase go and the Bengal defence had been left searching for solutions each time he stepped on to raid.
In one other match, Gujarat Giants and UP Yoddha shared the spoils at 32-32 tie in a pulsating contest.
Gujarat Giants would rue the consequence as they led for many components of the match, holding 20-14 lead on the break, whereas UP Yoddha staged a spectacular comeback within the second half.
Rakesh Narwal was the star raider for Gujarat Giants with 13 factors, supported by Ajay Kumar whereas Girish Ernak (4 deal with factors) was a live-wire within the defence.
For UP Yoddha, Pardeep Narwal sizzled with 11 raid factors and he received ample help from Surender Gill with six factors.
Within the match between Dabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors, Kumar began the proceedings properly when he was on the cash with a contact on Mohammad Nabibakhsh. In his subsequent raid, he enticed the left nook to go for an ankle maintain and thwarted the try.
With a blink of an eye fixed, Naveen Kumar made it 5-1 for Dabang Delhi with one other profitable raid.
Such was the success of his raids that Bengal Warriors had been ‘all out’ twice within the first 12 minutes of play, with the scoreboard studying 7-21.
The scoreboard saved ticking for the Delhi crew with each passing raid as Kumar and Vijay, with help from Jeeva Kumar within the defence, put their crew in a wholesome place.
Kumar’s agility was a deal with to observe. He quickly notched up his twenty fifth consecutive Tremendous 10 within the league as he mercilessly took defenders in his wake. Bengal Warriors additionally appeared insipid in defence and lacked conviction.
Simply earlier than the primary half ended, Naveen stumbled when he misplaced out on an excellent deal with with the Bengal defence coming collectively for the primary time within the match. Nevertheless, by then Dabang Delhi had been method forward at 33-15.
After the break, the Bengal defence appeared to have gotten their act collectively when Abozar Mighani despatched Ashu Malik out of the mat. Bengal tried to stage a comeback at 22-34 however Vijay quickly received his Tremendous 10 to place Delhi able of energy at 38-24.
Kumar then returned to select up his twentieth raid level of the night time as Delhi cruised at 40-25. The truth that veteran Manjeet Chhillar appeared off-colour within the defence for Delhi was eclipsed with Kumar present.

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