Dabang Delhi K.C. broke their six-match losing run in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 after defeating Telugu Titans 40-33 in the second game of Tuesday evening at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune. Ashu Malik's 12-point raiding effort and Vishal's brilliant defending (5 tackle points) got them a much-needed win. For the Titans, the losing run now stretches to nine.
The first half was played out at a baffling pace where Dabang Delhi K.C. seemingly dominant, lost out in the crunch moments time and again. Despite having the Titans down to three players for a significant part of the half, Dabang Delhi K.C. could not inflict an All-Out on their opponents.
Huge credit for this must go to Vishal Bhardwaj whose two consecutive Super Tackles on Naveen Kumar helped the Titans stay within touching distance of their opponents. All in all, the Titans got five Super Tackles in the first half and the last, by Mohsen Maghsoudlou on Naveen got them a massive lead despite having fewer players on the mat. The teams went into the break with the Titans leading 17-12.
While Dabang Delhi K.C. had consistently failed to inflict an All-Out in the first half, their constant pressure meant the Titans were never fully safe. Early in the second half, the pressure finally told, as they inflicted the first All-Out of the game to reduce the gap to 18-19.
With Dabang Delhi K.C. in the ascendancy, and another All-Out looming, it was yet another Super Tackle by Vishal Bhardwaj that prevented a total collapse. This time though Dabang Delhi K.C. did not let their heads drop and not too long after, inflicted a second All-Out to take the lead.
The game stayed close and right till the end, it looked like the Titans could salvage a result from the game. However, a Super Raid by Ashu Malik on Ankit, Parvesh Bhainswal, Adarsh T and Abhishek Singh sealed the deal for Dabang Delhi K.C. as they eventually triumphed 40-33.
Dabang Delhi K.C.
Best Raider - Ashu Malik (12 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Vishal (5 Tackle Points)
Best Raider - Siddharth Desai (14 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Vishal Bhardwaj (8 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.