The Patliputra Sports Complex witnessed a heart-stopping culmination to the Patna leg as the indomitable Patna Pirates succumbed to a defeat at the hands of the defending champions U Mumba.However, besides that stunner, there were many other moments that stood out in these four days, such as Dabang Delhi’s first win of the tournament, Puneri Paltan producing yet another electrifying draw and Bengal Warriors emerging from their lean phase in style.As the Patna fans still grapple with their team’s first defeat, we take a look at 5 talking points from the Patna leg.
#1 Dabang Delhi open their account
Dabang Delhi finally ended their barren run and registered their maiden victory in the third edition of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi. They had arrived at the Patna leg on the back of a seven-match losing streak, but they were able to turn things around as they thumped last season’s runners-up Bengaluru Bulls 35-21.
The Eagles seemed to be playing like a team for the first time, with all the members coming together to construct the win. The mutual understanding among the players was visible as Kashiling Adake, Ravinder Pahal and Selvamani K all played their part efficiently to lead Delhi to the finish line.
Star raider Kashi’s superb attacking skills were on full display as he grabbed 8 points while captain Pahal and young ace Selvamani K contributed with 5 and 7 points respectively.