Name: Rajesh Mondal

Team: Puneri Paltan

Position: Raider

Rajesh Mondal inspired Puneri Paltan to a 38-30 victory over Jaipur Pink Panthers at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Sunday. Pune were desperate to get back to winning ways after a loss last time around and do-or-die specialist Mondal delivered the goods to help his side to an easy win.

Mondal attempted a total of 18 raids for Pune, only four of which were unsuccessful. He picked up a total of nine raids points from nine raids, while the remaining five went empty. His ability to deal with pressure in crunch situations like do-or-die situations is what sets him apart and stands Pune in good stead going forward.

Mondal also proved his usefulness in defence and contributed a tackle point besides providing good cover for his teammates. Pune will hope he carries his confidence into their next match as they continue to pick up the pace in Zone A.