Pro Kabaddi 2022: Rahul Chaudhari shows good form as Jaipur Pink Panthers defeat Haryana Steelers
Jaipur Pink Panthers registered their second victory in Pro Kabaddi League 2022 as they defeated Haryana Steelers 44-31.
Jaipur Pink Panthers stopped the winning run of Haryana Steelers as Arjun Deshwal starred again for the Pink Panthers and was ably supported by Rahul Chaudhari and skipper Sunil. They went past Haryana Steelers with a 44-31 victory and registered their second win.
Rahul Chaudhari began the match on a high for Jaipur Pink Panthers, as he not only earned two raid points but also eliminated the dangerous Manjeet in the first raid. But a minute later, Mohit caught Rahul to bring parity in the match. When Arjun Deshwal earned another raid point, eliminating Nitin Rawal, Jaipur extended their lead to 6-2, putting the Steelers on the backfoot.
At the halfway mark in the first half, Arjun earned a SUPER RAID, but Jaideep and Mohit combo inflicted a SUPER TACKLE and got the Jaipur raider out to level the playing field once again. A few minutes later Ankush and Sahul combined to inflict a SUPER TACKLE on Meetu, and Jaipur took the lead again. Jaipur Pink Panthers inflicted an ALL-OUT on the Steelers and went into halftime with a solid lead at 20-12.
Manjeet was caught by Sunil in the first raid of the second half and the gap between the teams continued to increase. With a strong lead, Jaipur Pink Panthers strategically started playing safely, attacking only on DO-OR-DIE raids. But Arjun continued his good show, eliminating Mohit on a DO-OR-DIE raid, extending the lead to 23-14.
Jaipur Pink Panthers inflicted another ALL OUT on Haryana Steelers, further extending their lead. Arjun continued to pick up raid points for his team as the clock kept ticking.
Steelers' defence couldn't find a way to tackle the threat posed by the Jaipur raider. On the other end, defenders Sahul and Ankush performed consistently as they did not allow the Steelers to get back into the game with raid points.
With a handsome lead, the Jaipur Pink Panthers started testing their bench strength, but Haryana Steelers were unable to cover the deficit as the Panthers picked up a big victory.