Chennai: Puneri Paltan pulled off an impressive victory in the first match of VIVO Pro Kabaddi League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday, beating defending champions Bengaluru Bulls 31-23. Only 16 points separated the top and the bottomMore
Overall: Matches – 2 | Tamil Thalaivas – 1 | Puneri Paltan – 1 | Tie – 0
- Both the teams have met only twice in PKL and have won one match each.
- In their first meeting, Puneri Paltan won the match comfortably beating Tamil Thalaivas 33 – 20.
- But in their last meeting (in PKL 6), Tamil Thalaivas made the H2H even beating Pune 36 – 31.
- Ajay Thakur (CHE) was the best raider scoring a SUPER 10 (12 Raid Points).
- Manjeet Chhillar was the best defender (CHE) scoring 4 tackle points.
- For Pune, More GB scored a SUPER 10 (10 raid points) and Nitin Tomar also assisted scoring 8 raid points.
- Tamil Thalaivas PKL 7 Record
- 4 Wins, 3 Losses, 1 Ties
- Last Match: Lost to Bengaluru Bulls 21 – 32.
- Puneri Paltan PKL 7 Record
- 2 Wins, 5 Losses, 0 Tie
- Last Match: Lost to Jaipur Pink Panthers 33 – 25.
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Head-to-head (Last 5 Meetings)
|Match No.||Tamil Thalaivas||Puneri Paltan||Result|
|PKL 6, M#30||36||31||Tamil Thalaivas won by 5 points|
|PKL 5, M#100||20||33||Puneri Paltan won by 13 points|
|Tamil Thalaivas||Vs.||Puneri Paltan|
|Mohit Chhillar||Right Corner||Shubham Shinde|
|Rahul Chaudhari||Right In||Amit Kumar|
|Ajeet||Right Cover||Surjeet Singh ©|
|Shabeer Bappu||Center||Nitin Tomar|
|Manjeet Chhillar||Left Cover||Jadhav Shahaji|
|Ajay Thakur ©||Left In||Manjeet|
|Ran Singh||Left Corner||Girish Ernak|
- Nitin Tomar (PUN) is 12 raid points away from reaching 400 raid points in PKL.
- Girish Ernak (PUN) is 4 tackle points away from reaching 250 tackle points in PKL.
Chennai: In form teams, Bengal Warriors and Dabang Delhi played out an entertaining draw, with both teams finishing on 30 points in the second match of the day at Chennai’s Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium. K. Prapanjan and Naveen Kumar clinched Super 10s for Bengal and Delhi
respectively in a high-intensity encounter as both teams missed out on an opportunity to go top of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League table.
A raid storm was expected prior to the match as both sides had been amongst the finest raiding units in Season 7. And true to their name, Dabang started with a bang, opening their account with a super raid and inflicting the first all-out of the match in the fifth minute. Raiders Chandran Ranjit and Naveen Kumar looked in their aggressive bests for the Delhi side in the initial minutes but Bengal slowly clawed their way back in the mid portions of the half.
But Dabang ended the first half, just like how they started, with the team pulling off a super tackle, courtesy a clever review, in the dying minutes to build a healthy lead. The first half ended 18-11 in favour of the Delhi side. Delhi started the second half on a high but a 4-point game with 12 minutes remaining in the match – a super-tackle by Jeeva Kumar and then a two-point raid by Sukesh Hegde — reduced the gap between the teams to four points.
The turnaround was complete when Bengal clinched their first all- out of the match with less than seven minutes remaining in the match. Delhi’s unsuccessful raid percentage increased in the second half while Bengal improved with Prapanjan pulling off a Super 10 with 4 minutes remaining. Naveen ‘Express’ Kumar was in no mood to give up the match though and ensured the match remained close, securing another Super 10 (his sixth of the season) in the process. A do-or-die raid in the final minute opened an opportunity for Bengal to clinch the match but their initial joy was cut short when a review proved Bengal’s raider had fallen short in his attempt. The match ended in a tie, a fair reflection of the closeness of the contest.
TUNE IN Details (18/08/2019):
7:30 PM: Haryana Steelers vs Telugu Titans ( Pro Kabaddi League 2019 schedule )
8:30 PM: Tamil Thalaivas vs Puneri Paltan ( Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Points Table )
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In match no. 46 of VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 7, Bengal Warriors and Dabang Delhi K.C. tie at 30-30 in Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai.
Bengal Warriors vs Dabang Delhi K.C.
30 – 30
Today’s Match Awards:
- VIVO PERFECT RAIDER OF THE MATCH
- Pawan Kumar (JERSEY NO. 17 ) – Bengaluru Bulls
- Naveen Kumar (JERSEY NO.10 ) – Dabang Delhi K.C.
- TATA MOTORS ACE DEFENDER OF THE MATCH
- Saurabh Nandal (JERSEY NO.22 ) – Bengaluru Bulls
- Joginder Singh Narwal (JERSEY NO. 8) – Dabang Delhi K.C.
- DREAM11 GAME CHANGER OF THE MATCH
- Pawan Kumar (JERSEY NO. 17 ) – Bengaluru Bulls
- K. Prapanjan (JERSEY NO. 11) – Bengal Warriors
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH
- Saurabh Nandal (JERSEY NO.22 ) – Dabang Delhi K.C.
- K. Prapanjan (JERSEY NO. 11) – Bengal Warriors
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|RANK||TEAM||MATCHES PLAYED||WON||LOST||DRAW||SCORE DIFFERENCE||POINTS|
|1||JAIPUR PINK PANTHERS||7||6||1||0||50||30|
|2||DABANG DELHI K.C.||7||5||1||1||30||29|
The Chennai leg of the Pro Kabaddi League season 7 began on a disappointing note for the home
fans as Bengaluru Bulls humbled Tamil Thalaivas by a scoreline of 32-21 at the Jawaharlal Nehru
Indoor Stadium on Saturday.
The contest was always going to be about Bengaluru raiding prowess and Thalaivas resolute defence and Pawan Sehrawat storming early raids meant the former found themselves 5-0 up in
the opening four minutes of the match.
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Thalaivas poor form in the Do-or-Die raids continued as they lost Ajay Thakur and Shabeer Bappu.
Bengaluru Bulls tackled the Thalaivas last man Manjeet Chillar to inflict the first All-Out of the game and silenced the home crowd as the scoreline read 10-0.
The Tamil Thalaivas tried to scratch their way back into the game as they tackled Pawan Sehrawat twice and Shabbir Bapu picked two points in a single raid. But, Bengaluru Bulls had their noses upfront as they went into the halftime break 17-10. Ajith Kumar managed to get out of the grasp of Sehrawat and a brilliant foothold from Ran Singh meant Bengaluru lead got narrowed down to just five as the teams resumed play. A failed Do-or-Die raid from Rohit Kumar, a back-kick from raiding Ajay Thakur, and a body grab from Mohit Chillar further reduced the deficit to 19-17.
Their hope of mounting a comeback, however, suffered a major letdown when Ankit raided two players in a single raid and Saurabh Nandal completed his High 5 to restore the seven-point lead. Tamil Thalaivas succumbed to another All-Out as Pawan Sehrawat completed another Super 10. The home side did’nt show any signs of resurgence and happily surrendered to the loss. With this win, Bengaluru Bulls moved to the second spot in the points table with 27 points from 8
matches. They take on a feeble Puneri Paltans side on Wednesday, who are withering at the bottom of the pile.
Mumbai, 17th August 2019: Star Sports, the official broadcaster of VIVO Pro Kabaddi League
treats fans with action-packed matches. To make the event bigger, Tamil Nadu boy and ace
cricketer Dinesh Karthik will show his support and love for the game of Kabaddi by going LIVE
from the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai on 17th August 2019, 7PM onwards.
He will be at the stadium for the opening match of the Chennai Leg when the home team
Tamil Thaliavas take on the Bengaluru Bulls.
Points Table: Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Points Table
Vidyut Jammwal has been performing martial arts since the age of 3 and will be sharing his
fitness experiences on KBD Live; VIVO Pro Kabaddi League’s pre-show. Dinesh Karthik will be
present as a special guest at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai ahead of the opening
match of the Chennai leg which will be the battle of the Southern Derby. Tamil Thalaivas hope
to start their home leg with a victory over their South rivals Bengaluru Bulls. Whereas
Bengaluru Bulls will hope for ‘Hi-Flyer’ Pawan Sehrawat to put up his best game in raiding and
defence along with the help of his team.
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Gracing the occasion will also be Mariyappan Thangavelu; an Indian Paralympic high jumper
who was India’s first Paralympian gold medallist since 2004. He represented India in the 2016
Summer Paralympic games held in Rio de Janeiro in the men’s high jump T-42 category,
winning the gold medal in the finals.
VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 7 has witnessed Bollywood and Cricket Fraternity’s presence with
Virat Kohli visiting the opening of the Mumbai leg, Raveena Tandon gracing the opening of
the Patna leg and Harbhajan Singh commentating on the first day of Patna leg. Additionally,
the star cast of Mission Mangal which includes Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan and Taapsee Pannu
were LIVE on Star Sports Network
Catch LIVE action as the Chennai Leg begins with the biggest Southern Derby clash between
home team Tamil Thalaivas and Bengaluru Bulls at 7.30PM, followed by Bengal Warriors take
on Dabang Delhi K.C. at 8.30PM exclusively on Star Sports Network
Mumbai, April 17: Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) players are slowly breaking barriers and are becoming the costliest non-cricketing sportspersons in the country. After Monu Goyat became the most expensive player in the PKL history last year by pocketing Rs 1.51 crore, the 2019 auction was not much different as Siddharth Desai caused a bidding war between franchises before Telugu Titans bid Rs 1.45 crore to take him home.
After playing just one PKL season, Siddharth has acquired the name, ‘Poster Boy of Kabaddi’, by accumulating 218 points from just 21 games and playing a significant role in taking U Mumba to the play-offs.
Hailing from the small Phulewadi town in Kolhapur, the Maharashtra raider came from nowhere and shattered one after another record and was set to take the auction by storm. After becoming the second-most costliest player in the PKL history, the star raider talked to IANS on his expectations and preparations.
“I had a fantastic show in 2018 and I knew there will be big bidding for me. However, I never thought about any particular amount. I was just expecting any of the franchise to give me a chance as it’s ‘Kabaddi’ that has given me everything in life,” he said.
When asked if there would be any pressure on him as a huge amount has been spent on him, the raider said: “I won’t take any pressure. Whenever I enter the mat, I will keep the ‘amount’ thing out of it and will take this again as my first season.”
“My focus is to get better than the previous year. I am currently recovering well from a shoulder injury,” Siddharth said.
Speaking on his preparations for playing for Telugu Titans, Siddharth said Iranian coach Gholamreza Mazandarani has shifted from U Mumba to Titans and it will benefit him. “I am lucky as once again I will play under Mazandarani Sir’s guidance. As he knows my strengths, weaknesses and my style, it will immensely benefit me to get better. He believes in me and that motivates me a lot,” the 26-year-old said.
Moreover Siddharth will be playing with his brother Suraj Desai this year and it will be interesting to see how the pair that rocked at the domestic level, performs at the big stage.
“It will be great to play with him (Suraj). We have played together from the beginning and form a terrific raiding combination. When the franchise trusts, it’s very satisfying and motivates further to deliver our best. We cannot let them down,” he said.
The star raider also revealed how he keep himself grounded and remains humble even after achieving so much in such a short time. “It’s my nature (laughs). I have always kept my feet on the ground, no matter whatever I achieve. I believe simplicity makes not only a player, but a human being great,” he said.
New Delhi, April 12: As soon as the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) and the much awaited 2019 World Cup gets over, the action will shift from the pitch to the mats with the Pro Kabaddi League’s (PKL) seventh season commencing from July 19.
The auctions for the upcoming edition concluded in Mumbai on Tuesday as each of the 12 franchises fought hard to get the best possible players in their camp and Dabang Delhi’s coach Krishan Kumar Hooda is also satisfied with his team and believes that Naveen Kumar Goyat will lead the team from front in the raiding department.
Speaking to IANS after the auctions, Hooda said apart from Naveen, the Delhi team with the likes of Chandran Ranjit, Meraj Sheykh, Ravinder Pahal and Vishal Mane has the capability to perform better than last year wherein they made to the play-offs. The coach expressed faith in his team which has a mixture of young and experienced players.
“We have players like Naveen, Pahal and Joginder in our ranks. They are the big names of Pro Kabaddi and have always delivered whenever the team needed. My team is strong in every department of the game as we have some great talents both in raiding and defence. This team will certainly give result,” Hooda said.
The coach was also all-praise for Naveen, who accumulated a staggering 177 points from just 22 matches last season and became a big trouble for the opposing defences throughout the tournament.
“Naveen is very young and an exceptional player. I certainly have high expectations from him. He was at his best last season and believe me, he will get even better this time. I can assure you that Naveen will not only be at his best this time, but will also lead the Delhi team from the front,” Hooda said.
Commenting on how the auctions went for the team, the coach expressed happiness and said it worked as per the franchise’s strategy.
“We are very happy with the selections we made at the auctions. Our strategy was just to maintain the consistency from the previous season and keep our core team,” he explained.
“We have successfully executed our plan. I am confident that we have a well-balanced side. Players like Meraj, Pahal, Joginder and Vishal Mane will form the backbone of the Delhi team. Moreover, young players like Naveen and Ranjit have immense talent and their support will put Delhi on the top,” Hooda added.
Explaining what makes a kabaddi team the best, Hooda said it’s the defenders who mostly wins matches for any side.
“For any team, their defence should be strong as they win matches for you. After the auctions, I think we have that with the likes of Joginder, Pahal, Vishal and Saeed Ghaffari,” he said.
Delhi had missed their maiden title last season by an edge after losing to UP Yoddha in the Eliminator 3 and it was also the first time in PKL history that the Joginder-led side entered the knock-out stage.
Mumbai, April 8: Iranian kabaddi players dominated the first phase of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 7 auctions, as most of the franchisee showed interest in bagging their services and even indulged in some intense bidding.
The auctions for foreign players started with a bang on Monday, as the first player named in the list — Abozar Mighani — drew everyone’s attention with most of the franchisee trying their hands to rope in the Iranian defender.
Gujarat Fortune Giants were the first to bid for Abozar before Dabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors got involved in intense bidding for the Iranian. While U Mumba and Haryana Steelers too joined the bidding war, it looked like Patna Pirates would have the last laugh with their whopping Rs 75 lakh bid.
However, they couldn’t succeed as Telugu Titans exercised their Final Bid Match (FBM) right to rope in the Iranian for the second straight season.
Abozar’s compatriot Mohammad Nabibaksh too drew a lot of attention when placed under the hammer. After some frenzied bidding by the franchisee, all-rounder Nabibaksh, who had a base price of just Rs 10 lakh, was finally bagged by Bengal Warriors for a massive sum of Rs 77.75 lakh, making him the costliest foreign recruit this season.
Surprisingly, Bengal Warriors showed no interest in retaining star South Korean raider Jang Kun Lee, as Patna Pirates bought him for Rs 40 lakh. Lee had spent the previous six seasons with Bengal Warriors and was a lethal weapon in their armory. Lee is the top-scoring foreigner in the league’s history with 433 points.
Meanwhile, it became clear that Patna Pirates wanted to boost it’s raiding as after Lee, they bagged Iranian all-rounder Hadi Oshtorak for Rs 16 lakh.
Another Iranian raider, Mohammad Maghsoudlou, attracted interest from U Mumba and Bengal Warriors in the early bids before they were joined by Haryana Steelers. But yet again, Patna Pirates had the last laugh as they picked Maghsoudlou for Rs 35 lakh.
Despite the auctions featuring players from several countries, even from the United States, the Iranians dominated the proceedings from start to finish as another Iranian — Amir Hossein — found home in Haryana Steelers.
His compatriot Saeeb Ghafari, a young defender, was pocketed by Dabang Delhi for Rs 16.5 lakh.
Apart from the Iranians, the South Koreans too attracted some interest. U Mumba and and Haryana Steelers locked horns for Korean raider Dong Geon Lee before the former roped him in for Rs 25 lakh. U Mumba also took home another South Korean, Young Chang Ko, for Rs 10 lakh.
UP Yoddha then bagged Iran’s Mohsen for Rs 21 lakh while defending champions Bengaluru Bulls roped in Nepal’s Lal Manohar Yadav for Rs 10 lakh.
Mumbai, April 8: Star raider Siddharth Desai became the second-most expensive player in the history of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) after Telugu Titans pocketed him for a whopping Rs 1.45 crore.
Desai had a sensational debut outing last season as he had picked a massive 218 raid points from just 21 games.
As expected, as soon as the Maharashtra raider, whose base price was Rs 30 lakh, went under the hammer, Tamil Thalaivas made a direct bid of Rs 1 crore after which several franchise fought hard to rope in Desai. However, it was the Titans who finally succeeded in bringing him home.
Desai holds the record of being the fastest in PKL history to reach 50 raid points and is also the first rookie to score 200 raid points in a season. He was sold for Rs 36 lakh last year to U Mumba.
Monu Goyat is still the costliest buy in the history of the league after the raider was bagged by Haryana Steelers for Rs 1.51 crore last year.
Mumbai, April 7: A total of 441 players will be up for grabs at the two-day auction, beginning here on Monday, for the seventh edition of the cash-rich Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), starting on July 19.
Of this, 53 players are from 13 nations, and 72 come from the league’s New Young Players Programme (NYP), a nationwide talent scouting programme organised in 12 cities, which received an overwhelming response with 2,991 participants.
Like the previous year, the concept of “Final Bid Match” (FBM) will continue this year too. As per the FBM process, the franchises will be entitled to match the final bid made by another franchise, for one or at most two players from its previous season squad.
For the upcoming season, 29 players have been kept in the Elite Retained Players category. These players will continue their association with their respective franchises.
However, unlike last season when each team was allowed to retain only four members from their previous squad, the number of Elite Players that can be retained by a franchise has been increased to six across categories A, B, C with a maximum of two each from Category A and Category B.
For auction, players have been split into five categories (A, B, C, D and NYP).
The base price of each category has also been raised this year. Players in the A, B, C, and D categories have been set a base price of Rs 30 lakh, 20 lakh, 10 lakh and 6 lakh, respectively, while NYP will go with fixed a price of Rs 7.26 lakh.