Drama, Action, Entertainment – If you want to witness all these things at one place, you can either watch a Bollywood movie or watch Pro Kabaddi League every day from IST 7:30 PM onwards. This is how incredible ongoing season 8 of the home-grown league has been so far, which is being played behind closed doors in Bengaluru.
Anyone can beat anyone! Any player can steal the show on any given day! Everyone is a star! There are ties happening every other day, youngsters are coming up with Super 10s, unknown players are producing High 5s. In short, if you have not seen the tournament so far, you have missed out on some of the most incredible sporting actions in recent times.
It had all started with U Mumba’s Abhishek Singh kicking off the season with a heroic individual show against Bengaluru Bulls. And since then, the season has gone from strength to strength, producing outrageous stuff on a regular basis.
Just a few days back, Rinku Hari produced a solo tackle on the raider and while one thought that something like this might never be seen again, the experienced Surjeet Singh re-created the magic on Kabaddi mat once again.
After a few superb performances by defenders, it was time for the raiders to show their class once again. And this is exactly what happened during the match between UP Yoddha and Puneri Paltan on Monday. It turned out to be the highest-scoring affair of the season with UP eventually winning the match by an incredible score-line of 50-40.
While there were quite a few decisive moments during the well-fought encounter, it was the raid which happened in 24th minute of the match which was the game-changer. With UP Yoddha on a do-or-die raid, Surender Gill took the onus upon himself to tackle the situation. And he did not just help his side bounce back from a difficult position, he completely shifted the momentum of the contest.
While showing some incredible speed, reflexes and athleticism, Gill got a touch on 4 Pune defenders before reaching the half-way line. Before anyone could realize what had just happened, UP Yoddha had got 4 crucial points and there was no looking back for them after this moment.
Watch the video here:
Gill certainly provides us the thrill! ??
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Puneri Paltan just could not recover from this moment of brilliance by Gill as UP Yoddha registered a comprehensive victory in the end. The raider ended the match with an astonishing 21 raid points and was certainly the star of show for UP.