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.
Dabang Delhi K.C.
Best Raider - Naveen Kumar (13 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Krishan (4 Tackle Points)
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.