Name: Pardeep Narwal
Team: Patna Pirates
Both matches played on Matchday 9 of VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 5 were completely one-sided affairs, with Bengal Warriors registering their biggest margin of victory ever to thrash newcomers U.P. Yoddha 40-20, and double defending champions Patna Pirates defeating Bengaluru Bulls 46-32 in the second match of Sunday at Nagpur’s Mankapur Indoor Stadium.
The Warriors and the Pirates both had a number of star players at the peak of their form bringing in point after point, but the one player who can rightly be called the ‘Star of the Day’ is the Pirates’ captain Pardeep Narwal.
Narwal picked up a massive 15 points, including 14 successful raids. The Dubki King never allowed the rival defence to settle down at any point of the match. He received assistance from both Monu Goyat and Vinod Kumar, but it was his performance that actually made the difference. It was a hat-trick of Super 10s for the young captain as the team also registered its third straight win of the season catapulting them comfortably to the top of the Zone B standings. Narwal now has a massive 42 raid points from just three matches and appears to be going from strength to strength.
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