Last Updated on Friday 8 December 2023 by Chetansingh Chauhan
PKL Season 10 Kicks Off with a Bang: Jaipur Pink Panthers and Bengal Warriors Share Spoils
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In an electrifying start to the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 10, the Jaipur Pink Panthers and Bengal Warriors treated fans to a captivating 28-28 draw at the EKA Arena by TransStadia on December 7, 2023. It marked the first tie of the season, leaving spectators on the edge of their seats.
Jaipur’s Strong Start:
The Jaipur Pink Panthers took control early on, preventing the Warriors from scoring in the initial minutes. Bhavani Rajput’s impressive performance earned the Pink Panthers a solid lead, recording a Super 10. The Warriors, however, found their footing with Shrikant Jadhav’s DO OR DIE raid, breaking the deadlock.
The Pink Panthers showcased defensive prowess, led by Ankush, securing three consecutive SUPER TACKLES in the first half. This stellar defense contributed eight crucial tackle points, allowing the Panthers to maintain a 13-9 lead at halftime.
Undeterred by the Panthers‘ defensive efforts, the Warriors relentlessly attacked. The turning point came early in the second half when they executed the first ALL OUT of the game, surging ahead 16-13.
Tense Final Moments:
As the clock ticked down, both teams remained neck-and-neck, with the scoreboard locked at 20 points each entering the last ten minutes. The intensity heightened, with each raid matched by the other. Nail-biting decisions, made in the nick of time, kept the teams evenly matched, setting the stage for a thrilling conclusion.
Jadhav’s Late Drama:
With only 10 seconds remaining, Shrikant Jadhav believed he had secured victory for the Warriors. However, Bhawani Rajput’s clutch raid point in the final moments ensured the scoreboard read 28-28. In a sportsmanlike gesture, Warriors’ Captain Maninder Singh opted for an empty raid, accepting the tie as the outcome.
Closing the Curtain:
The match concluded with both teams displaying exceptional skill and determination. The draw sets the tone for an exciting PKL Season 10, leaving fans eager for more thrilling encounters in the days to come.