Tamil Thalaivas hold nerve to beat Gujarat Giants in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9


Tamil Thalaivas had a comfortable lead in the last 7 minutes of the match, but Gujarat Giants fought strong in the final stages of their vivo Pro Kabaddi season 9 match on Sunday. However, Ajinkya Pawar made some stunning raids in the last minute of the game and helped the Thalaivas to a 42-39 victory at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Sunday.

Narender grabbed a few bonus points as the Thalaivas took the lead 6-2 in the 4th minute. Ajinkya Pawar and Arpit Saroha tackled Rakesh as the Thalaivas kept moving forward. However, Parteek Dahiya helped tackle M. Abishek and held the Giants 6-10 in the game. The Giants continued to fight and reduced the Thalaivas to two players on the mat. Moments later, the Giants inflicted an All-Out and came close to the Thalaivas’ score.

Then Dong Geon Lee mounted a strike and Arkam Shaikh tackled Ajinkya Pawar as the Giants took the lead 17-15 in the 13th minute. However, Ajinkya Pawar and Narender made substitute appearances and helped the Thalaivas regain the lead at 21-18 in the 18th minute. Tamil Thalaivas rode on the momentum and kept the lead at 24-20 just before half time.

Ajinkya Pawar put in a beautiful attack in the opening minutes of the second half and moments later the Thalaivas brought in an All-Out in the 25th minute to reach a stronghold in the game at 30-22. The Thalaivas tackled Lee in the 30th minute and went on to hold onto a big lead, 35-26. The Giants’ Sourav Gulia grabbed a few tackle points, but they trailed at 28-36 in the 33rd minute.

After that, Chandran Ranjit entered the mat and earned a flurry of raid points and brought his team close to the Thalaivas’ score at 36-38 in the 39th minute. Parteek Dahiya also contributed with a few raid points and reduced the Thalaivas to just one player on the mat. However, Ajinkya Pawar scored a raid and a bonus point to keep the Thalaivas ahead at 41-38. Pawar launched another attack in the last second of the game and eventually helped his team to a thriller.

Top performers

Tamil Thalaivas

Best Raider – Narender (13 Raid Points)

Best Defender – Arpit Saroha (3 tackle points)

Gujarat giants

Best Raider – Partek Dahiya (10 Raid Points)

Best Defender – Sandeep Kandola (2 tackle points)

Where can you watch vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 LIVE?

Watch all the LIVE action from season 9 of vivo Pro Kabaddi on the Star Sports Network and LIVE streaming on Disney+Hotstar.