The first match of Pro Kabaddi season 5 Day 2 saw Dabang Delhi come from behind to beat former champions Jaipur Pink Panthers. Captain Meraj Sheykh was the star for Dabang Delhi as they began their season with a win, first time in the history of PKL. Meraj, who scored seven points, was equally supported by Nilesh Shinde. It was Delhi’s defence which made the difference and helped them beat the former champions 30-26. For Panthers, Pawan Kumar stood separate as he claimed seven points.
Jaipur Pink Panthers: Ajit Singh, Santhapanaselvam, Manjeet Chhillar, Jasvir Singh, Selvamani K., Jaemin Lee, Donggyu Kim, Manoj Dhull, Navneet Gautam, Somvir Shekhar, Pawan Kumar, Kamal Kishor, Tushar Patil, Vignesh B, Siddharth, Sunil Siddhgavali, Ravinder Kumar, Abhishek N., Rahul Choudhary
Dabang Delhi: Meraj Sheykh, Tapas Pal, Vishal, Abolfazel Maghsodlo, Nilesh Shinde, Ravi Dalal, Bajirao Hodage, Sunil, Suraj Desai, Rohit Baliyan, Patil Anand, Rupesh Tomar, Viraj Vishnu Landge, Suresu Kumar, Chetan S, Vipin Malik, Shubham Ashok Palkar, Swapnil Dilip Shinde, Satpal, Yatharth
Telugu Titans vs Patna Pirates
In the second match, the two-time champions Patna Pirates started off their campaign with a 35-29 win over hosts Telugu Titans in a Zone “B” game. After taking a lead of 15-14 at the half way mark, Pirates went on to increase their lead as Rahul Chaudhari was not able to score points for the Titans. Chaudhari, who was brilliant in the first match, made 14 unsuccessful raids. ‘Dupki king’ Pardeep Narwal was the player of the match for his 15 points.
Patna Pirates: Pardeep Narwal, Vijay, Parveen Birwal, Arvind Kumar, Mohammad Maghsoudlou, Vishal Mane, Sachin Shingade, Monu Goyat, Md. Zakir Hossain, Jaideep, Manish, Jawahar, Satish, Sandeep, Virender Singh, Vikash Jaglan, Vishnu Uthaman, Vinod Kumar
Telugu Titans: Rahul Chaudhari, Vishal Bharadwaj, Athul M S, Sombir, Farhad Rahimi Milaghardan, Rakesh Kumar, Rohit Rana, Mohsen Maghsoudloujafari, Vinod Kumar, Amit Singh Chillar, Vikas Kumar, Vikas, Nilesh Salunke, Vinoth Kumar, Munish, Vikrant, Ankit Malik, Elangeshwaran R