Team: Gujarat Fortunegiants
Matchday 14’s encounters ended with neither Telugu Titans nor Dabang Delhi K.C. being able to take revenge of their previous loss against U.P. Yoddha and Gujarat Fortunegiants respectively. On a day when both the matches were intensely fought, quite a few players starred for their respective teams. However, the contribution of Sachin to the Gujarat Fortunegiants cause was nothing short of exceptional, which brings him the honour of ‘Young star of the day’.
Sachin was instrumental in his team’s victory at The Arena as his tally of 8 points, that included 6 raids points and 2 bonuses, proved decisive. He was given the responsibility of representing his team during do-or-die raids and it suited him down to the ground. He picked up the first point for his team to get the scoreboard ticking and went from strength to strength thereafter.
Sachin picked two points in the 31st minute during a do-or-die raid, which triggered the first All-Out of the match for Delhi and again came good in the dying minutes of the game. His last raid of the night gifted Gujarat two points and took the match away from Delhi at 29-25. Having picked up 8 points in Friday’s match against U Mumba, Sachin’s encore on Saturday led to Gujarat becoming the first team this season to win the opening two encounters of the home leg.