U.P. Yoddhas, the team owned by GMR Group, went down 25-35 to Dabang Delhi K.C. at the Noida Indoor Stadium, Noida. For U.P. Yoddhas, Captain Pardeep Narwal and defender Sumit earned a maximum of seven points each. Sumit’s high-five included three super tackles. Surender Gill and Vijay Malik were the other two leading scorers for U.P. Yoddhas, earning four and three points, respectively. U.P. Yoddhas are now placed ninth in Pro Kabaddi 2023-24, with 20 points to their kitty.
U.P. Yoddhas will now face Patna Pirates on 1st January 2024. The match between U.P. Yoddhas and Patna Pirates will be telecast LIVE on Star Sports Network and can be streamed LIVE on Disney Hotstar on 1st January 2024, 09:00 p.m. (IST) onwards.
U.P. Yoddhas began their game after being invited to raid first on an attacking note, with Captain Pardeep Narwal continuing his momentum from yesterday. U.P. Yoddhas stayed ahead with back-to-back points, all through Pardeep Narwal, as the scoreboard read 4-2 in their favour. However, a three-point super raid from Dabang Delhi’s Ashu Malik marred Yoddhas of their lead, and they soon had to face their first All-Out at the halfway mark of the first half with the scoreboard reading 7-13 to Delhi’s favour. The final 10 minutes of the first half saw U.P. Yoddhas fighting back hard to cut the deficit, and it showed in their game as they performed in both the defensive and attacking departments. However, their attacking note did not let them take the lead, as the first half ended with the scoreboard reading 12-17, favouring Dabang Delhi K.C.
The second half began positively for U.P. Yoddhas as Pardeep Narwal returned with two quick points. To add to Pardeep’s success, defenders Simit, Ashu and Nitesh were impressive with some good tackles. However, some unforced errors by the Yoddhas did not let them take the lead in the game. After that, U.P. Yoddhas fought hard to make a comeback that also included three crucial super-tackles, but all their hopes were dashed when, in the final raid of the match, Dabang Delhi K.C. inflicted on thK.C. their second all-out of the game. The game ended with the scorecard reading 25-35 in favour of Dabang Delhi K.C.