Ajinkya ‘Power’ fuels Thalaivas to register first win

On the last day of year 2021, Pro Kabaddi League season eight witnessed dominating show. Tamil Thalaivas beat Puneri Paltan 36-26 to register their first win in PKL 8.

The game was initiated with both teams scoring the points. But Tamil raider Manjeet Dahiya was on fire with super raid. Tamil inflicted an all-out on Puneri Paltan.

Halftime score was 17-11 in favor of Tamil. The second half started with Pune repaying the all-out. Tamil raider Ajinkya Pawar turned the tables for them.

His raids had no answer by Puneri Paltan. Aslam Inamdar, Pankaj Mohite tried their level best. But they could not avoid team’s defeat. Tamil Thalaivas won by huge margin.

Ajinkya Pawar of Tamil Thalaivas scored a super 10 with 11 raid points. Manjeet supported him and took 8 raid points. Captain Surjeet Singh picked up 3 tackle points.

From Puneri Paltan, their skipper Vishal Bhardwaj and Abinesh Nadarajan picked up 4 tackle points each. Raider Pankaj Mohite was able to score 8 raid points.

Best Raider: Ajinkya Pawar – Tamil Thalaivas – 11 Raid Points                         

Best Defender: Vishal Bhardwaj – Puneri Paltan – 4 Tackle Points