Naveen Kumar roared back to form on Sunday as Dabang Delhi K.C. picked up a stellar 42-30 win over Haryana Steelers in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad. The Dabang Delhi K.C. skipper put the Steelers' defenders on the backfoot in the match, and finished the game with 15 points, helping his team get a big win.
Naveen started the match for Dabang Delhi K.C. and earned a bonus point straightaway. On the other end, Meetu Sharma was caught by Sandeep Dhull with a backhold as Dabang Delhi K.C. took an early lead. But Manjeet earned a Super Raid to put Haryana Steelers in front with a two-point lead. The momentum shifted again as Naveen earned a bonus and a raid point to give his side the lead.
At the halfway mark in the first half, Dabang Delhi K.C. inflicted an All-Out on Haryana Steelers with Naveen earning a Super Raid that extended their lead to 15-7. Manjeet earned a raid point after the restart to reignite Haryana Steelers’ hopes of a comeback. K. Prapanjan then went under the opposition defenders to add another point for the Steelers. But Naveen kept picking up bonus points as Dabang Delhi K.C. reached halftime with a hefty 24-13 lead.
The second half started with Manjeet getting caught by Amit Hooda straightaway as Dabang Delhi K.C. maintained their control in the match. But K. Prapanjan earned a four-point Super Raid as Haryana Steelers began their fightback. However, Vijay Malik earned two points through a Super Tackle for Dabang Delhi K.C. and ensured that the Steelers do not have any room to get back in the game.
After Jaideep Dahiya made a defensive error, Krishan earned another Super Tackle on Manjeet to further dent the Steelers' hopes of getting back in the match. With just a few minutes left in the match, Dabang Delhi K.C. started running down the clock, while Haryana Steelers started to show urgency to get back in the contest. However, Ashu Malik closed out the match with a Super Raid as Dabang Delhi K.C. won the encounter with ease.
Best Raider - K.Prapanjan (9 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Mohit Nandal (3 Tackle Points)
Dabang Delhi K.C.
Best Raider - Naveen Kumar (14 Raid Points)
Best Defender - Ashu Malik (5 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.