Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Season 5: Five talking points from Day 41 of PKL 5
Exciting kabaddi action continued in Season 5 of Pro Kabaddi League on Day 41 as four teams chanced their luck. In the first encounter, the Tamil Thalaivas went up against Nitin Tomar's UP Yoddha, while home team Haryana Steelers fought the Puneri Paltan in the second contest of the night.
One day after the Bengal Warriors provided one of the best comebacks of the season, the Tamil Thalaivas bettered it when they came back from a scoreline of 9-1 to eke out a two-point win against the UP Yoddha. THe Haryana Steelers disappointed their fans by putting in an effort not worthy of a team aiming to go top the table as they were easily brushed aside by Deepak Niwas Hooda's Puneri Paltan.
Here are the five talking points from the day!
#1 Thalaivas pull things back and how!
When the score read 9-1 in just the fourth minute of the game, another rout looked in the offing for a team that has tasted a lot of defeats in Season 5. However, despite being a team that has regularly lost in PKL, Thalaivas have often shown a lot of heart in their matches and have made good comebacks in the second half. On Wednesday, they were at it again and despite one of the worst starts to the matches, they quietly crept back into the contest.
Young Prapanjan led the way with a super raid first and then the defence also got its act together. Although by half time, the deficit was still of six points, the UP Yoddha had been left on the verge of an All-Out which was duly completed within the first few minutes of second half.
And finally, in the 37th minute of the game, the Thalaivas did what no one would have even predicted in the first five minutes when they went into the lead after their horrendous start. The win, in the end, only proved to be the cherry on the top.