Patna Pirates thrashed Tamil Thalaivas 51-25 at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium in Kolkata on Monday, courtesy their ace raider Pardeep Narwal’s 26 points (23 raid points and 3 bonus).
Meanwhile, Narwal became the first player to cross 1,000 raid points in Pro Kabaddi League history. His 26 points exposed the problems in the Tamil Thalaivas side who looked answerless, especially in defence, against a bottom-placed Patna unit. Ajith Kumar, with a Super 10, was the only positive for the Thalaivas in what was otherwise a horrible day on the mat for the star-studded team.
Patna remained on the bottom of the table despite the comfortable win but will take positives from the match that also saw their star defender Jaideep finish with a High 5 (7 tackle points).
Meanwhile, before this match at the same venue, UP Yoddha produced an all-round performance to defeat Gujarat Fortune Giants 33-26.
Yoddha’s defensive pair of Nitesh Kumar (4 tackle points) and Sumit (5 tackle points) were in great form once again and were aptly supported by the raiding duo of Shrikanth Jadhav and Surender Gill (both earning 6 raid points each), as the team beat last season’s runners-up Fortune Giants to move to the fifth spot in the points table.
(With inputs from IANS)