Puneri Paltan began their campaign of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi Season 4 with a loss against the Telugu Titans. Coming on to this game, the expectations were riding high. Dabang Delhi too on the other hand, failed to win their opening game of the new season. With both sides dying to register their first win, this had to be a special Tuesday evening for the game of kabaddi.
And the teams didn’t disappoint. In a nail-biter of a game, the captain Manjit Chillar stole a last minute point for the Paltans tying the score at 27-27.
A poor start
Paltans started the game poorly though, going down 5-0 in no time. Then Sonu Narhwal started rallying the team with his raid point that opened the books for the Paltans. Thereafter the game was a roller coaster ride which saw both teams exchanging leads on multiple occasions.
The first lead for the Paltans came in the 12th minute and by half time rolled around, Dabang Delhi was trailing 10-14 despite having a strong start.
Comeback of the opponent
It was now time for the Dabangs to mount a comeback as the second half kicked off. They successfully tied it up at 18 each soon enough. As the game moved on, it became impossible to pick a winner – it was that close an encounter. At the very last minute, ManjitChillar who had a very quiet game so far scored a crucial raid and a tackle point that ended up tying the score at 27 points all.
The concerns remain for both teams, though regarding the number of errors committed during the course of the match. Either side would be disappointed not to have secured a victory at the Dome @NCSI. However, the fans went home contented after such a cliffhanger of a match.
PuneriPaltans remain seated at the top of the table with 14 points after this tie while Dabang Delhi struggled down at the sixth spot with three.
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