VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 7: Deepak Hooda helps Jaipur Pink Panthers cruise over U Mumba

Jaipur Pink Panthers’ captain Deepak Niwas Hooda starred in his side’s win over U Mumba as they were handed their first defeat of VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 7

VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 7: Deepak Hooda helps Jaipur Pink Panthers cruise over U Mumba

After beginning their season with a win against Telugu Titans, U Mumba were handed their first defeat of the 2019 VIVO Pro Kabaddi campaign as Jaipur Pink Panthers registered a 42-23 win at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on July 22, Monday.

Pink Panthers' captain Deepak Hooda was the star player of the match as he led his team to a comfortable win with 11 raid points for Jaipur Pink Panthers, while Amit Hooda was their best defender and registered a High 5.

Hooda gave Jaipur Pink Panthers a good start with a two-point raid to begin proceedings. Deepak Narwal and Nitin Rawal then got in on the action with a few of successful raids of their own. Jaipur Pink Panthers’ raiders were also well-supported by their defence, particularly Amit Hooda.

Amit’s consistent Ankle Holds made things difficult for U Mumba, but it was Deepak Narwal who eventually inflicted the first All-Out of the night on them in the 8th minute. His two-point raid in a Do-or-Die situation gave Jaipur Pink Panthers a 10-2 lead and the early advantage.

U Mumba tried to rally and pulled off a Super Tackle as the first half neared its conclusion. However, a two-point raid by Rawal didn’t allow them to build any momentum and instead ushered in a second All-Out on U Mumba to give Jaipur Pink Panthers a 22-9 lead heading into the break.

The second half saw U Mumba raider Abhishek Singh grow into the game as he picked up a few raid points swiftly to give U Mumba the hope of mounting a fightback. Dong Geon Lee also contributed with consistent successful raids and helped narrow the deficit to 28-19 with five minutes left to play.

However, a successful Do-or-Die raid by Deepak Hooda at a crucial juncture when Jaipur Pink Panthers had just two players on the mat thwarted U Mumba’s potential comeback. Jaipur Pink Panthers’ subsequent raids by Deepak Hooda and Rawal were also successful and completely swung the tide of the contest in favour of the Season 1 champions.

Jaipur Pink Panthers finished the match strongly as they went on to inflict a third All-Out on U Mumba. It was also a satisfying outing for Deepak Hooda, who completed his Super 10 in the last minute of the match as Jaipur Pink Panthers registered a 19-point win over U Mumba.  

Top Performers:

U Mumba

Best Raider – Abhishek Singh (7 Raid Points)

Best Defender – Surinder Singh (3 Tackle Points)

Jaipur Pink Panthers

Best Raider – Deepak Hooda (11 Raid Points)

Best Defender – Amit Hooda (5 Tackle Points)

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