Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Season 5: Five talking points from Day 71 of PKL 5
It was an interesting Day 71 of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5, as the Patna Pirates and the Bengaluru Bulls played out a thrilling 29-29 draw, while home side Puneri Paltan earned a massive 38-15 victory over the Jaipur Pink Panthers, at the Balewadi Stadium Complex, in Pune, on Wednesday.
Although the result of the Patna-Bengaluru game was rendered inconsequential, Pune gained a lot from their win over Jaipur, as they went to within three points of Zone A leaders Gujarat Lions, who they play in their last group stage match, on Friday.
Here, we take a look at some of the main talking points from the two Pro Kabaddi League matches.
#1 Akshay Jadhav’s fierce tackling gives Pune the advantage
Akshay Jadhav was impeccable at the back for the Puneri Paltan tonight. Pune needed the win in order to give themselves a shot at finishing top of Zone A, and they have got just that, thanks to Jadhav’s efforts.
Primarily a defender, Jadhav managed to get in a Super 5 on the night, as he scored 4 tackle points and also went on to notch up a solitary raid point against a hapless Jaipur Pink Panthers defence.