Name: Sachin

Team: Gujarat Fortunegiants

Position: Raider

Matchday 17 on Wednesday witnessed a neck-and-neck match between Haryana Steelers and Tamil Thalaivas which ended in a draw, while the second match of the evening at The Arena in Ahmedabad saw home team Gujarat Fortunegiants tear apart the struggling Telugu Titans 29-19. Among many solid performances on Wednesday, Sachin’s performance for Gujarat stood out, making him our ‘Star of the Day’.

Sachin was on fire as he picked up a massive 11 points and his first Super 10 this season to spearhead the Gujarat attack. In the 11th minute, he handed the spectators the moment of the day by initiating the Titans’ first All-Out of the match. In one quick swoop, he managed to take the remaining three opponent players out as he lunged towards the midline, and gifted his team 5 points in all to open up a hefty 12-point lead.

Besides the sole tackle point he earned shows how high-spirited and involved he was in the game. Sachin so far has picked up a total of 52 points (47 Raid, 5 tackle) this season. With captain Sukesh Hegde yet to find top form, Sachin has surely emerged as the main raider for Gujarat Fortunegiants and remains the most important player in their home success that has now seen them win five games in a row.