UP Yoddha soar to fourth with thrilling 41-34 win over Jaipur Pink Panthers
Bengaluru, February 11th, 2022: In match 109 of the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League, the GMR group owned franchisee U.P. Yoddha soared to fourth on the table, notching up their third consecutive win by overcoming the Jaipur Pink Panthers 41-34, in a thrilling Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) encounter at the Sheraton Grand Whitefield Hotel and Convention Centre in Bengaluru. It was the day for raiders as super star Pardeep Narwal notched up 14 points, including three super raids on the day and a five-point final raid which swung the game decisively in the Yoddha’s favour. Amongst various other records to Pardeep Narwal’s name, he also today became the only payer in PKL history to achieve over 200 multi points raid.
Surender Gill also scored nine points and Ashu Singh scored six, as the Yoddha’s now with a total of 57 points to their kitty, look towards the play-offs. Pradeep Narwal, who was the Hero from the last match, also shone in this match with 14 points and marked his 65th ’Super Raid’ in PKL history.
The Panthers raced to a 5-0 lead as the game began but the Yoddha’s pulled it back to 7-7 soon after. However the Jaipur Pink Panthers continued to have a good half and after U.P Yoddha were affected with an All Out, a five point gap opened up. The efforts of Gill first, the U.P Yoddha defense next and finally that of Narwal’s meant that the Yoddha’s went into the break with a one-point deficit.
As the second half commenced Pradeep Narwal affected another three point raid to give the Yoddha’s the lead for the first time in the game. They maintained a three point lead almost throughout the half but the Jaipur Pink Panthers continued fight gamely and with five minutes to go, affected a super-tackle that brought it down to a two-point game.
The Panthers thenmade the contest even more thrilling as they inflicted a super-tackle on Pardeep which helped them level the score to 33-33 in 37th minute but it was too little too late as Pardeep Narwal , also known as the ’Dubki King’, inflicted a 5 point ‘Super Raid’ which also marked a second ‘All – Out’ by the Yoddhas in the last seconds of the game.
UP Yoddha have ABP News as their lead sponsor, while Iodex, Socios.com & Encalm Lounge have joined hands as principal sponsors. Adding to that, Amaze Inverters & Lifelong have come on board as associate sponsors.