Name: Jang Kun Lee
Team: Bengal Warriors
The audience at Sonepat witnessed a fabulous day of kabaddi on Tuesday, where two closely-fought encounters ended with the favourites winning. While hosts Haryana Steelers returned to winning ways against Dabang Delhi K.C., Bengal Warriors made a dream comeback to seal the deal against Telugu Titans earlier in the day. And the man who led the Warriors brigade was Korean superstar Jang Kun Lee.
Having being made to sit out in the Warriors’ last home match against Dabang Delhi K.C., Lee entered Tuesday’s match with renewed zest and an indomitable spirit. He was the highest scorer for the Warriors in the match, having picked up 9 raid points and being unsuccessful only twice in his 14 attempts.
However, the moment of the match which makes Lee our ‘Star of the Day’ came with only 7 seconds remaining on the clock. With the score tied at 31 apiece after the Warriors made a remarkable recovery from 10 points down, Lee was sent in for the last action of the match which was also a do-or-die raid. It meant if he scored the Warriors would win and if he failed, the Titans would take the match away. With all eyes on him, he pulled off a stunning raid under pressure to hand the Warriors the match and solidify their position at the top of Zone B.