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Thalaivas prevails over Fortunegiants
Ajay Thakur roared back to form as Tamil Thalaivas notched up a 34-28 win over Gujarat Fortunegiants in the Pro Kabaddi League here on Saturday.
Ajay scored nine touch points for his side while Mohit Chhillar led the defence with a High 5 and was ably supported by Manjeet Chhillar who scored four tackle points.Sunil Kumar scored a High 5 for Gujarat Fortunegiants but was unable to keep Tamil Thalaivas from clinching victory in the closing minutes.
Gujarat Fortunegiants got off to a 4-1 lead through its raiders Sachin and Harmanjit Singh. But Ajay got a touch point on his counterpart Sachin which kick-started a successful run for Tamil Thalaivas, ultimately ending in it levelling the scores at 5-5 in the 10th minute.
Sachin’s two-point raid gave Gujarat Fortunegiants the lead once again but Manjeet soon tackled him down to wrestle back the lead for his team. Thalaivas rode that momentum to inflict an All-Out on Gujarat just before the halftime whistle, taking a 15-10 lead in the contest.
The second half started with Gujarat getting the first point through Rohit Gulia. But a successful tackle followed by a successful raid from Rahul Chaudhari kept Thalaivas’ ahead in the contest.
Three unsuccessful Do-or-Die raids by Tamil Thalaivas and Rohit Gulia’s successful touch on Manjeet brought the score difference down to just three points.