Dabang Delhi KC’s captain, Naveen Kumar ensured that his team got off to a fabulous start in vivo Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 as he racked up 13 points to help defeat U Mumba 41-27 in the opening match at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday.

Dabang Delhi KC gained early momentum as Naveen Kumar pulled off a flurry of fantastic raids. He was backed up brilliantly by defenders Vishal and Sandeep Dhull as Dabang Delhi K.C. inflicted an All-Out to take a 11-5 lead in the 9th minute. Naveen continued to step on the pedal to help his team widen the lead to 14-5. Dabang Delhi K.C.’s defensive unit led by Krishan kept tackling U Mumba raiders as Delhi led 19-10 at half-time. 

U Mumba showed a bit more urgency in the second half with Ashish picking up some crucial raid points and Kiran Magar pulling off a couple of brilliant tackles. However, the Naveen Express kept raging on and helped his team lead 28-20 in the 31st minute. With only three U Mumba members on the mat, Naveen effected a multi-point raid and recorded his first Super 10 of the season. Moments later, Dabang Delhi K.C. inflicted another All-Out as his team led comfortably with a score of 33-21. 

Dabang Delhi K.C. then sealed the fate of the match when they attained a massive 12-point lead in the 40th minute. Naveen continued to pick up raid points as Dabang Delhi K.C. eventually walked off the mat as winners. 

Top Performers

Dabang Delhi K.C.

Best Raider - Naveen Kumar (13 Raid Points)

Best Defender -  Krishan (4 Tackle Points)

U Mumba 

Best Raider - Ashish (7 Raid Points)

Best Defender - Rinku (3 Tackle Points)

Where to watch vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 LIVE?

Catch all the LIVE action from vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 on the Star Sports Network and LIVE streaming on Disney+Hotstar.