Puneri Paltan failed to kickstart their home leg on a positive note as they went down 20-44 against table-toppers Gujarat Fortunegiants on Friday. Both teams started strong before Sukesh Hegde led from the front and gave Gujarat an upper hand against Pune. Gujarat took the lead and maintained their lead throughout the match. Sukesh scored his maiden Super 10 of the season and was well supported by the other players. In the second match, Bengal Warriors rode on Maninder Singh’s performance to strengthen their lead in Zone B. Deepak Hooda-led Pune have already qualified for the playoffs bu stand a chance to dethrone Gujarat from the top of Zone A if they manage to win all their remaining games. They next face U Mumba in the third Maharashtran derby of the season.
Pro Kabaddi Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas:
Bengal Warriors: Jang Kun Lee, Ravindra Ramesh Kumavat, Sandeep Malik, Ameares Mondal, Ran Singh, PO Surjeet Singh, Youngchang Ko, Bhupender Singh, Shrikant Tewthia, Virendra Singh, Maninder Singh, Deepak Narwal, Rahul Kumar, Shashank Wankhede, Vinod Kumar, Vikash, Kuldeep, Anil Kumar
Tamil Thalaivas: Ajay Thakur, Bhavani Rajput, Prathap, Rajesh, Anil Kumar, Amit Hooda, Mugilan, Donggeon Lee , Waleed Al Hasani, Chansik Park, Anil Kumar, C. Arun, Sanket Chavan, T. Prabhakaran, M. Thivakaran, Sombir, Vijay Kumar, Vijin Thangadurai, Muruthu M, Vineet Sharma, K. Prapanjan, Sujit Maharana, Darshan J., Sarang Arun Deshmukh, Ananthkumar
Pro Kabaddi Puneri Paltan vs Gujarat Fortunegiants:
Puneri Paltan: Deepak Hooda, Ziaur Rahman, Takamitsu Kono, Sandeep Narwal, Girish Maruti Ernak, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Rajesh Mondal, Ravi Kumar, Rohit Kumar Choudary, Umesh Mhatre, More G B, Akshay Jadhav, Suresh Kumar, Ajay, Narender Hooda
Gujarat Fortunegiants: Fazel Atrachali, Rohit Gulia, C Kalai Arasan, Abozar Mohajermighani, Sukesh Hegde, Mahendra Ganesh Rajput, Seongryeol Kim, Mahipal Narwal, Vikas Kale, Manoj Kumar, Sachin, Amit Om Prakash Rathi, Dange Sultan, Parvesh Bhainswal, Sunil Kumar, Pawan Kumar, Rakesh Narwal, Chandran Ranjit