Substitute Sushil and Rakesh Narwal led Haryana Steelers' charge against Tamil Thalaivas, as they brought down the curtains on their vivo Pro Kabaddi League Season 9 with a victory. Haryana Steelers defeated Tamil Thalaivas by a scoreline of 61-38 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Saturday.
Taking the chance to use the platform the vivo Pro Kabaddi provided, Haryana Steelers sported the phone number 1091 number on their jerseys to drive awareness for the helpline setup by Haryana Government and Police exclusively for women to report domestic violence.
Tamil Thalaivas were out of the blocks in no time, picking up a 2-0 lead in the early exchanges, before Vinay helped Haryana Steelers turn things around with a flurry of raids. Tamil Thalaivas however stayed within touching distance for a bit, before Rakesh Narwal inflicted an All-Out, giving Haryana Steelers some breathing space.
For Tamil Thalaivas though Visvanath was scoring crucial points, even as Haryana Steelers continued to build on their lead. As the half progressed, Haryana Steelers picked up momentum, with the defensive and attacking units syncing up well. By the time the players went into the half-time break, Haryana Steelers led Tamil Thalaivas 28-12.
Along expected lines, Haryana Steelers kicked off the second half strongly, picking up the first five points to further stretch their lead, before Tamil Thalaivas got one of their own. Rakesh had taken charge in attack, and soon into the second half, he was marching on towards his Super 10. Sushil and Naveen Kundu were providing Rakesh with ample support as well, helping Haryana Steelers pile on the pressure on their opponents.
Sushil had picked up the baton from Rakesh as Haryana Steelers reached the half-century mark with just over five minutes left in the game. In the final minutes, Tamil Thalaivas upped the ante, but a comeback was never on the cards as Haryana Steelers bagged a huge win in the end.
Best Raider - Himanshu Singh (8 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Md. Arif Rabbani (3 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Sushil (12 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Naveen Kundu (6 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.