Name: Vikash Khandola

Team: Haryana Steelers

Position: Raider

Debutants Haryana Steelers fought hard against an experienced U Mumba side in their VIVO Pro Kabaddi match on Sunday but fell just short as the latter won 29-28 at Hyderabad’s Gachibowli Indoor Stadium. They would still hold their heads high though, as they ensured the seasoned Mumbai franchise had to sweat for their win. The main credit for their strong show would most definitely go to young raider Vikash Khandola.

Offence was thought to be the chink in the Steelers’ armour ahead of their first match as they lacked experienced raiders but Khandola showed his class with 6 raid points, proving he was as good a raider as any this season. He kept the U Mumba tacklers on their toes and scored consistently keeping the Steelers fans interested till the end.

Going forward, Haryana Steelers will hope this young talent can maintain his intensity and turn into a match-winner for them.