It was Pardeep Narwal showcasing why he is considered the best Kabaddi player in the Pro Kabaddi League; as the Captain of U.P. Yoddhas, the team owned by GMR Group, garnered 21 points in a single game, which also is his season-best score. However, unfortunately, the Dubki King’s heroics could not salvage a win as the U.P. Yoddhas went down to Patna Pirates 41-48 in their Pro Kabaddi 2023-24 match at the Noida Indoor Stadium, Noida.
U.P. Yoddhas will now face Puneri Paltans on January 3, 2024. The match between U.P. Yoddhas and Puneri Paltans will be telecast LIVE on Star Sports Network and can be streamed LIVE on Disney Hotstar on January 3, 2024, from 09:00 p.m. (IST) onwards.
U.P. Yoddhas won the toss and invited Patna Pirates for the opening raid. While the pirates made the most of this opportunity, drawing first blood, U.P. Yoddhas returned the favour with a few quick points. However, the Yoddhas couldn’t find a lot of success against the attacking Patna Pirates, and they had to face their first All-Out of the game in the ninth minute with the scorecard reading 6-14 to the latter favour.
Trailing behind by 8 points, U.P. Yoddhas made a promising start with an impressive tackle, but the Pirates did not let the Yoddhas momentum prevail. U.P. Yoddhas had to face their second All-Out of the game with two minutes left in the first half, with the scoreline reading 13-25 to the favour of Patna Pirates.
U.P. Yoddhas, in the final two minutes, played a confident game, garnering three quick points and finishing the first half trailing behind by nine points as the score line read 16-25.
The second half added to the woes of U.P. Yoddhas as even an impressive three-point Super Raid from Pardeep Narwal and a super tackle couldn’t save them from evading the third All-Out of the game in the ninth minute of the second half. The score at this point read 22-39, with the Yoddhas trailing Patna Pirates by miles.
However, the game hereon was dominated by Pardeep Narwal’s heroics as the dubki king gathered 11 of his 21 points in the final 11 minutes to inflict the first All Out on the Pirates with two minutes to go in the match. The game ended with the U.P. Yoddhas going down 41-48 to Patna Pirates.