Pro Kabaddi League 2021: While UP Yoddha and Gujarat Fortune Giants shared the spoils in the second match of the day, Dabang Delhi won the first encounter as Naveen Kumar was in top form for the northern side. Delhi’s 52-35 win over defending champions Bengal Warriors cemented their position on the top of the table. Kumar picked up 24 points from 25 raids, his best performance in PKL, as Delhi avenged their last season’s defeat in the final against the same opponents. Kumar was unstoppable as he was in the thick of things from the word go and the Bengal defence were left looking for answers every time he stepped on to raid. He started the proceedings well when he was on the money with a touch on Mohammad Nabibakhsh. In his next raid, he enticed the left corner to go for an ankle hold and thwarted the attempt.
Meanwhile, Rakesh Narwal was the star raider for Gujarat Giants with 13 points, supported by Ajay Kumar while Girish Ernak (4 tackle points) was a live-wire in the defence. For UP Yoddha, Pardeep Narwal sizzled with 11 raid points and he got ample support from Surender Gill with six points.