Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Season 5: Five talking points from Day 46 of PKL
Tuesday's first Pro Kabaddi League encounter saw the Puneri Paltan destroy the Haryana Steelers 37-25 as the Maharashtra outfit produced a thoroughly dominating performance and registered their eighth win in eleven matches.
Patna Pirates outplayed a hapless Bengaluru Bulls in the second game and in doing so, they moved to the top of the points table in Zone B. Pardeep Narwal and Monu Goyat took turns to cut open Bengaluru's lethargic defense as their side remains unbeaten at home.
Here are the major talking points from Tuesday's matches.
#1 The rise of a new star? Pune's Monu
The duel between Puneri Paltan and Haryana Steelers had massive implications. Despite playing five matches lesser than Haryana, the Paltan had already registered the same number of wins as the Steelers.
Against this intriguing backdrop, a relatively unknown all-rounder from Pune made his mark. Monu has now been part of 8 out of the 11 matches that Pune have played so far and on Tuesday, his skills were omnipresent. He scored the first raid point of the match inside the first ten seconds and carried out his defending responsibilities with military precision.
For a youngster playing in his debut season, Monu displayed confidence and maturity beyond his years. Fearless, he went all guns blazing and his approach paid handsome dividends.