Gujarat Fortune Giants avenged their loss in final yr’s ultimate in opposition to Bengaluru Bulls in taste as they hammered the Rohit Kumar-led aspect 42-24 of their opening fit of the Professional Kabaddi League season seven on Sunday. Within the different fit, Tamil Thalaivas outclassed Telugu Titans 39-26 within the first southern derby of the season in Hyderabad. Raid system Rahul Chaudhry, who scored a great 10, and defender Manjeet Chillar, who got here up with a prime Five, had been the architects of Thalaivas’ emphatic victory.
Whilst each Gujarat Fortune Giants and Bengaluru Bulls gathered 17 raid issues apiece, it used to be Gujarat’s defence which made the variation as they contributed with 17 issues whilst Bengaluru may best set up 6.
For Gujarat, raiders Sachin, Sunil Kumar and GB Extra gathered 7, 6 and six issues, respectively, whilst Sumit, Sonu and Rohit Gulia chipped in with Four, Five and a pair of issues, respectively.
Pawan Sehrawat fetched Eight issues for Bengaluru whilst their ace raider and skipper Rohit Kumar failed to copy his final yr’s display as he may best set up Four issues right through the fit.
Gujarat began the competition on a super word as raiders Sachin and Sumit struck early at hand their staff a Three-Zero lead within the preliminary couple of minutes. Rohit Kumar additionally failed in a do-or-die raid however gathered an advantage level to open his aspect’s account.
The protecting champions then made a great take on in opposition to Rohit Gulia to make it Three-Four earlier than Pawan effectively raided to degree the ranking Four-Four. Sachin stored on successful issues whilst his aspect stored takcling the Bengaluru raiders as Gujarat took a Eight-Five lead earlier than causing an all out to achieve 11 issues.
Rohit Kumar and Pawan confirmed some combat however may to find little luck as Bengaluru slowly minimize the deficit to Eight-12 however Sachin and Rohit Gulia stored there just right run going as Gujarat raced to an enormous 16-Eight lead.
Rohit Gulia’s shocking raid made the problem 17-Eight, leaving Bengaluru with only a participant on mat earlier than his aspect inflicted the second one all out to make it 20-10 of their favour.
Gujarat ended the first-half with a just right 21-10 lead.
The second one 1/2 additionally had the similar tale as Bengaluru’s ace raiders and defenders stored on faultering whilst Sachin and Rohit Gulia stored on making a hit makes an attempt as Gujarat took a 24-13 lead.
Pawan then made a surprising four-point raid within the 32nd minute as he now not best gathered an advantage (1 level), but additionally despatched out 3 Gujarat gamers.
On the other hand, after that Pawan and Rohit Kumar did not style a lot luck whilst the Gujarat aspect displays brilliance in each and every division of the sport because the ranking learn 29-20 of their favour. Gujarat’s Sonu additionally stepped as much as make a great raid as his aspect took an unassailable 32-20 lead.
5 mins later, Gujarat inflicted the 3rd all out, worsening Bengaluru’s state of affairs, who had been tottering at simply 21 issues whilst their opposition moved to 36 issues.
In the previous few mins, Bengaluru attempted their easiest but it surely wasn’t sufficient as Gujarat outclassed them to sign in a thumping 42-24 victory.