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Naveen shines in Dabang Delhi’s win over Bengal Warriors

Naveen Kumar shone in Dabang Delhi’s 52-35 win over defending champions Bengal Warriors in a Professional Kabaddi League match right here on Wednesday.

Kumar picked up 24 factors from 25 raids, his greatest efficiency in PKL, as Dabang Delhi avenged their final season’s defeat within the closing in opposition to 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 on the lookout 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 outcome as they led for many components of the match, holding a great 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 assist from Surender Gill with six factors.

Within the match between Dabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors, Kumar began the proceedings nicely 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 a watch, 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 stored ticking for the Delhi group with each passing raid as Kumar and Vijay, with assist from Jeeva Kumar within the defence, put their group 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 seemed insipid in defence and lacked conviction.

Simply earlier than the primary half ended, Naveen stumbled when he misplaced out on a brilliant deal with with the Bengal defence coming collectively for the primary time within the match. Nonetheless, by then Dabang Delhi had been manner 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 ready of energy at 38-24.

Kumar then returned to choose up his twentieth raid level of the night time as Delhi cruised at 40-25. The truth that veteran Manjeet Chhillar seemed off-colour within the defence for Delhi was eclipsed with Kumar present.

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