Jay Bajrang, Om Kalher, Bandya Maruti teams in the playoffs
Maharashtra State Kabaddi Association recognized and Thane District Kabaddi Association organized Ujala Mandal State Level Men Kabaddi Tournament from yesterday at Late. Bhagwansheth and Madhukarsheth Kridanagari, Lake Garden, Wal-Bhivandi.
Teams such as Jay Bajrang, Om Kalher, Jay Shiv, Bandya Maruti, Shivshankar, Sinhagad Pune, Golfadevi, Shriram Palghar, Late. Aakash, Chhatrapati Dombiwli, Shri Samarth, Swastik, Mawli Mandal, Hanuman got qualified for the knockout stage.
After trailing the first half 10-12, Shri Hanuman won over Satyam 29-24. Due to two losses Satyam team did not qualify for the knockout stage. From Shri Hanuman team Samir Malusare and Gaurav Bhosale played well. Rajesh Salunke of Satyam team was good.
In B group Om Kabaddi team defeated Bandya Maruti 24-22 but lost to Jay Shiv 34-27. They did not qualify for the knockout stage matches. Shiv Shankar team beat Ekta team 31-24 and ranked first in group C. The halftime score was equal to 11-11.
Shiv Shankar’s Ganesh Jadhav, Sandesh Jadhav raided well and Tushar Bhoir was good in defence. Whereas Ekta team’s Harshal Mhatre and Vipul Itadkar’s efforts went into vain.
Aakash team ranked first and Chhatrapati team ranked second in group E. Aakash team crushed Chhatrapati team 32-21. Jitesh Bhagirath and Rajesh Bhagirath were fabulous for Aakash team. Jitesh Joshi and Ajinkya Patil from Chhatrapati team played well but could not make their team win.