Jaipur Pink Panthers needed to make a statement, and they did exactly that as they won by a margin of 13 points against Bengaluru Bulls at the Pro Kabaddi League 2015 yesterday.
Kuldeep Singh and Jasvir Singh stepped up to the occasion and guided the Jaipur side to a thrilling 36-23 win in their home turf at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
The Pink Panthers were trailing 9-14 at one stage but 10 massive points were scored in the next few minutes, as brilliant raids were conducted by Kuldeep and Jasvir. Kuldeep also claimed as many as four Bulls players via a super raid.
The win takes them to the fifth position in the table with eight points, and the Rajasthan side will be looking to sustaining their momentum against Dabang Delhi today in their fourth and final home game at Jaipur.
Jaipur skipper Navneet Gautam, who was substituted early on in the match, owing to below-par performances, said that it was the team effort that won the game for the Pink Panthers.
"A good team is a team that transforms its weaknesses into strengths. If there was a weakness in defence earlier, that was wiped out today. Even though I was sitting on the bench and cheering for the team from there, that doesn't matter because they won in a fantastic manner," Gautam said.
"Like I said yesterday, this is sport and you have good days and bad days. Today was a very good day for our team and they played beyond the limits of sport."
Dabang Delhi, coming to the game at the backdrop of two wins and two losses, are expected to get back to their winning form after a heavy loss at the hands of Bulls on Monday.
The Bengaluru side had defeated the Delhi side by a whopping 15-point margin.
Dabang Delhi were completely outclassed in the game against the Bulls, and they have to show their fight to comeback in the Pro Kabaddi 2015 in their match today against the Pink Panthers.
Delhi are currently a spot above Jaipur in the 2015 standings, with ten points.
The match gets underway at 9 pm IST (4:30pm BST).
Previous meeting - 22 August, 2014: Jaipur Pink Panthers 41 - 31 Dabang Delhi
Where to Watch Live:
Pro Kabaddi League: Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Dabang Delhi, can be caught LIVE on Star Sports.
Hindi Coverage - Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD 3, Star Gold
English Coverage - Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD 2
Telugu Coverage - Maa Movies
Kannada Coverage - Suvarna Plus
Marathi Coverage - Star Pravah (Sunday Matches only)
UK viewers can catch the action on Life OK