Name: Pardeep Narwal
Team: Patna Pirates
Qualifier 2 pitched the top two teams from Zone B against each other on Thursday. With two of the best raiding units locking horns against each other for the final berth, things were sure to heat up but one man continued his rampaging form to make light work of Bengal Warriors’ solid defence, and that man was none other than Dubki King Pardeep Narwal.
The kabaddi maestro crossed another milestone by reaching the 350 raid points this season during his 23-point performance (20 touches and 3 bonuses) in Chennai. In 36 raids he initiated for Patna, he was tackled only thrice and completely rattled Surjeet Singh’s defensive plans.
Narwal was the initiator of all the three All-Outs on the Warriors and ended the night with another resplendent feather added to his already heavy crown by becoming only the second player after Rahul Chaudhari to cross the 600-raid-point mark in VIVO Pro Kabaddi. With Gujarat Fortunegiants lined up on Saturday in the season finale, the menacing form Patna’s captain is in would be the team’s biggest asset against a formidable defensive side.