Gujarat Giants go down 33-53 to defending champions Dabang Delhi KC
Krishan, Ashu Malik, Manjeet and Vishal backed up the brilliant Naveen superbly as Delhi walked off the mat with a huge victory.
The Adani Sportsline-owned Gujarat Giants played their hearts out, but went down 33-53 against defending champions Dabang Delhi KC in Match 11 of the vivo Pro Kabaddi League at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru on Monday. Raider Rakesh emerged as the best player for Gujarat with 15 points in the match.
Delhi and Gujarat were both patient to start with in the early exchanges, with neither able to attain a big lead. While Rakesh HS was running the show for the Giants, captain Naveen Kumar was looking to drive his side on. The defenders were making quite a match of this as the raiders found it tough to pick up the points.
The second part of the first half though saw Naveen rake up a few quick points for Delhi, who got their noses ahead. Soon after, the Delhi defence inflicted an ALL OUT on the Giants. By the time the first half finished, Rakesh had completed his Super 10 for the Giants, while Naveen and Manjeet were doing most of the heavy lifting for Delhi, who led 21-17 at the break.
The Giants threatened to storm back into the game early in the second half, however, Manjeet and co managed a Super Tackle, helping Delhi to extend their lead further. Delhi was running away with the game, and everyone on the team was chipping in with crucial points as Naveen completed his Super 10 as well.
The Giants tried their best to reduce the gap but defending champions Delhi were on fire on the night, leading by 14 points in the 35th minute. Krishan, Ashu Malik, Manjeet and Vishal backed up the brilliant Naveen superbly as Delhi walked off the mat with a huge victory.