- Rohit Kumar was the fittest player on the mat as he showed great agility to go through Thalaivas defence
- Manjeet Chhillar’s strong tackle in the first half was the brave moment of the match as it revived Tamil Thalaivas
Riding on a terrific raiding performance by Rohit Kumar, Bengaluru Bulls emerged victorious in the southern derby of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League as they beat Tamil Thalaivas 36-22. Kumar scored 11 raid points and got able support from Pawan Sehrawat who scored 6 points. Ajay Thakur top scored for Tamil Thalaivas with 6 points in what was an subdued performance by the team.
Bengaluru Bulls remain top of the table in Zone B whereas Tamil Thaliavas remain bottom of the table.
Bengaluru Bulls made a strong start to lead 5-1 after three minutes as Kashiling Adake and Pawan Sehrawat got in a couple of raid points. In the 7th minute Rohit Kumar got another raid point to give Bengaluru Bulls 6-2.
Bengaluru Bulls inflicted an all out in the next minute to lead 10-3. Jasvir Singh got a couple of raid points for Tamil Thalaivas as they trailed 5-11 after nine minutes. Tamil Thalaivas rallied back into the first half to get a couple of points on board as they ended first half strongly. Tamil Thalaivas went into the break trailing by five points.
Rohit Kumar was having a great game and made a two-point raid in the 25th minute to give Bengaluru Bulls 22-14 lead. Tamil Thalaivas forced a super tackle in the 28th minute as they trailed 18-24.
All hopes of a Tamil Thalaivas comeback were officially laid to rest when they suffered an all out in the 36th minute. The all out meant that Bengaluru had opened up a 12-point unassailable lead. A couple of tackle and raid points in the last few minutes meant that Tamil Thalaivas had no answer to Bengaluru’s dominance.
Fans can catch live action of Vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 6 matches when Bengaluru Bulls play Patna Pirates while Haryana Steelers take on Dabang Delhi KC on Sunday, i.e. 25th November 2018, 7:30 pm onwards, on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Suvarna Plus, Star Maa Gold, Star Sports First and Hotstar.