VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2021: Day 8 recap, Delhi wins big.

VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2021: Naveen Kumar.

VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2021: Dabang Delhi becomes the first to reach 50 points this season and that too against the defending Champions Bengal Warriors. While Gujarat Giants could only salvage a draw against UP Yoddha.

No one expected the second week’s first encounter between two of the best teams this season, Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors to go as one-sided as it got. The defenders were placed just to give points to the raiders. Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors highlights, 52-35.

Pardeep Narwal gives UP Yoddha a draw out of nothing against Gujarat Giants. Yoddha’s were down big and Giants had a comfortable winning position, however, as the game unfolded it became closer and closer and ended in a draw. UP Yoddha vs Gujarat Giants highlights, 32-32.

VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2021: Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors.
Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors.

VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2021: Delhi performs dabangly against Bengal Warriors.

A total of 87 points were scored in this match. Out of which, 64 points were raid points. From which, 24 points were scored by Naveen Kumar alone. WOW!

Delhi outscored the defending champion 36-28 in the raiding department. Along with Naveen Kumar, who made 24 points super-10, Vijay Malik too contributed 10 raid points.

Let’s not talk about defense as there was none to show. However, Jeeva Kumar scored three points and Manjeet Chhillar scored two points to lead Delhi’s defense.

The defending champions were led by the skipper, Maninder Singh with 16 raid points and Sukesh Hegde’s 9 points. Abozar Mohajermighani collected three tackle points.

Delhi were leading by 16 points in the first half with 7:41 seconds remaining. Naveen had already completed his Super-10 at that point. That lead was growing as the halftime approached. 18 points was the lead at the break.

In the second half, Maninder Singh was awake and Delhi was given all out for the first time and the only time in this match.

Points were exchanged in this half and it was an equal half in points. But Delhi on their first-half lead won the match. Dabang Delhi vs Bengal Warriors highlights, VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2021.

VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2021: UP Yoddha vs Gujarat Giants.
UP Yoddha vs Gujarat Giants.

Gujarat Giants fails to convert against UP Yoddha.

The defense of Gujarat Giants was up against Pardeep Narwal. The defenders didn’t show but the raiders managed to salvage a draw.

Pardeep was not at his in the first half. For that only, Gujarat Giants had 7 point lead in the first 12 minutes. Rakesh Narwal and Girish Ernak were the leaders in that segment.

Just two minutes to go for halftime, Gujarat led by 10 points. But at halftime UP managed to cut the lead to just six points. UP’s defense outscored Gujarat’s 9-6. Sumit was the leader with three points and two points were collected by Ashu Singh.

Pardeep went with full throttle in the second half and tied the score 26-26 with 10 minutes to go. Girish Ernak who was in beast mode in the first half was silent in the second but collected four tackle points.

The score was so close for the rest of the match. And funny thing is that in the last minute of the game no points were scored. Hence it ended in a tie. Gujarat Giants vs UP Yoddha highlights, VIVO Pro Kabaddi 2021.