Tamil Thalaivas 38-27 Jaipur Pink Panthers Highlights, Pro Kabaddi 2022: Tamil Thalaivas pulls an upset, beat Jaipur with 11 points

PKL 9: Follow highlights, score, commentary and statistics from the 1st match of 28th October of the Pro Kabaddi League between Tamil Thalaivas and Jaipur Pink Panthers in Pune on Friday.

Published : Oct 28, 2022 18:17 IST

Tamil Thalaivas lock horns with Jaipur Pink Panthers in the first match of Pro Kabaddi at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Friday.
Tamil Thalaivas lock horns with Jaipur Pink Panthers in the first match of Pro Kabaddi at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Friday. | Photo Credit: PKL

Tamil Thalaivas lock horns with Jaipur Pink Panthers in the first match of Pro Kabaddi at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Friday. | Photo Credit: PKL

Welcome to the live coverage of the 1st fixture of 28th October of the Pro Kabaddi League 2022 between Tamil Thalaivas and Jaipur Pink Panthers at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune on Friday.

You’re still here? Go, check out all the Live updates from the third game of the day, PATNA PIRATES VS UP YODDHAS

The action for the day has not ended yet, follow HARYANA STEELERS VS PUNERI PALTAN, LIVE HERE:

Scores read Jaipur vs Tamil:

FULL-TIME UPDATE: TAMIL THALAIVAS BEAT JAIPUR PINK PANTHERS 38-27. A morale-boosting victory for Tamil Thalaivas in a match in which they played brilliantly as a collective unit against Jaipur, who had looked dangerous in the previous few matches for the opposition, but Thalaivas handled them with ease and won a very important game to stay alive in this competition.

27-38 Bhavani Rajput comes in for a raid which will be the last one for sure and Himanshu pounced on him and he could not do anything but surrender. And with this, the clock has run out of time and Tamil Thalaivas has won an epic battle against Jaipur Pink Panthers.

27-37 Narender, YOU BEAUTY!! he acts smartly and lured the defenders on him and with this, he will have the points of Reza Mirbagheri and Sunil Kumar in this raid.

26-35 A poor attempt by Arjun Deshwal here as he will have to go back to the bench with less than 2 mins on the clock.

26-34 Narender gets a bonus.

26-33 Arjun with a flashback raid, will send M Abhishek yet again for the third straight time.

25-33 Narender’s smart effort will make sure that he will go back with a point of Reza Mirbagheri and he completes Super 10.

25-32 Tamil is giving away free points to the Panthers here, Arjun will go back with Mohit’s point.

24-32 M Abhishek has to go back again as he gives his point to Arjun.

23-32 Jaipur has finally  INFLICTED an ALL-OUT to Thalaivas and the game is not over yet.

20-32 Poor from Narender, he straight away goes for Reza Mirbagheri’s touch but he could not get away from his thigh hold. Tamil is only left with M Abhishek.

19-32 Arjun will go back with another point and Jaipur is slowly making a comeback here.


18-32 First multi-raid points for Arjun as he takes Sagar, and Ajinkya Pawar out of the mat and sends them off to the bench with their touchpoint.

15-32 Narender goes in for a Do-or-Die raid and he will take Reza Mirbagheri’s touchpoint.

15-31 Arjun Deshwal finally gets a point after a long halt, a very clever hand touch on Mohit

14-31 A clever point for Sagar as he tackled Bhavani Rajput.

14-30 Himanshu comes in for a Do-or-Die raid but this time the defence was sharp and alert for him and he gets tackled by the Panthers.


13-30 Nitin Panwar has to go back to the bench as he steps out of the mat.

13-29 Easy point for Arjun Deshwal as he goes in deep and got a running hand touch on M Abhishek.

12-29 There’s no one to stop Ajinkya Pawar today, he initiates a tackle on Devank and will get the point.

12-28 Himanshu has been ushered off the mat by Reza Mirbagheri, however, he will go back with a bonus point.

11-27 Narender fails this time to bring a point and he gets tackled by Ankush.

10-27 Devank lured M. Abishek and he will go back with a touchpoint of him.

9- 27 Thalaivas can’t do any wrong today, Himanshu will get the point of Nitin Panwar, who came in a raid after the All-out.

9-26 A surrender defence from Sunil, Narender will get one point for him and he brings 2 points for the team as they have successfully  INFLICTED an ALL-OUT here.

8-23 Ajinkya initiates a tackle and is doing his defensive duties as well, Jaipur now with one man.

8-22 Ajinkya Pawan plays it smart here, he tempted Sahul and Sahul fell for it by giving his touching him.

8-21 Tamil Thalaivas looks like a different team today, they pinned the raider down and the high-on-confidence defence is roaring right now.

HALF-TIME:  Jaipur trailing by 12 points, not many would have seen that happening before the start of play. The Thalaivas opened a healthy lead from the get-go with Narender producing raid points in succession. It was followed by some resolute defence as Jaipur struggled in the absence of Arjun Deshwal. The raider was brought on Sanjeev Balyan but that did not stop the momentum. Some pondering to do for the Panthers if they’re to mount a comeback in the 2nd period of 20 minutes.

8-20: Arjun Deshwal was out to collect a raid point on the last action of the half but he is tackled by Himanshu to get the score to a 12-point difference.

8-19: Narender is again assigned to take a point of a do-or-die raid. He is stopped in his tracks as he plans to return to his half.

7-19: Rahul Chaudhari is too late in turning away and returning to his half on a raid, and Sahil sweeps him from the left side to win a point for Tamil Thalaivas.

7-18: Ajinkya Pawar tackles Bhavani Rajput and that is a point for Tamil.

7-17: A do-or-die raid for Tamil Thalaivas and Himanshu is unable to get a point.

6-17: Point a piece for both teams. Jaipur first sees a raid thwarted by Abishek but then collects a point on the next raid via Bhavani Rajput.

5-16: Two points from the raid as Narender gets a tag on Sahul Kumar and Abhishek.

5-14: Bhavani Rajput takes a point for Jaipur.

4-14: Ajinkya Pawar set out to collect a point on a do-or-die raid but he is surrounded by the Panthers and concedes a point.

Arjun Deshwal has been brought into the mat. He replaces Abhishek K.S.

3-14: Another point by M. Abishek as he tackles down V. Ajith Kumar.

3-13: Jaipur gets two points. First by defending successfully on a Narender raid, then by virtue of V. Ajith Kumar’s raid.

1-13: M. Abishek thwarts a raid by Bhavani Rajput to get another point.

1-12: An 11-point lead for Tamil as Ajinkya Pawar completes a raid.

1-11: Himanshu tackles Rahul Chaudhari to get another point for Tamil Thalaivas.

1-10: Jaipur Pink Panthers is all out. Four points for Tamil as Narender outs Sunil and Sahul.

1-6: Thalaivas extend their lead as Sahil brings down the Jaipur raider. A five-point lead with just five minutes into the game.

1-5: A point collected on the raid by Narender.

1-4: A do-or-die raid for Jaipur and Bhavani Kumar enters the Thalaivas half. He is brought down and Thalaivas get another point.

1-3: The third point for Thalaivas as Ajinkya Pawar tags Rahul Chaudhari.

1-2: Narender collects his second point.

1-1: Chaudhari squares the score.

0-1: Narender starts with a raid and collects a point by tagging Abhishek KS.

The players are out on the mat. Action to begin soon.

So, Arjun Deshwal starts from the bench for Jaipur Pink Panthers! Who would’ve guessed?

Lineups out!

Thalaivas: Narender, M. Abishek, Mohit, Himanshu, Ajinkya Pawar, Sagar, Sahil Gulia

Panthers: Bhavani Rajput, Sunil Kumar, Abhishek KS, Rahul Chaudhari, V. Ajith, Sahul Kumar, Ankush

Player to watch out for: Himanshu

The Thalaivas defender collected seven points in the last match against UP Yoddhas. Surprisingly, five of these were from raids.

Player to watch out for: Arjun Deshwal

The raider from Jaipur Pink Panthers has collected 72 points in the tournament so far. He will again be crucial for Panthers against Thalaivas.

Head to Head Record

Matches: 6 | Tamil Thalaivas: 1 | Jaipur Pink Panthers: 3 | Tie: 2

Tamil Thalaivas Form

Pawan Sehrawat’s injury saw the Tamil Thalaivas’ campaign get derailed. Having played six games so far, it has lost four and managed just one win. Under new coach, Ashan Kumar, the team will hope to start its road to recovery.

Drew 31-31 vs Gujarat Giants

Lost 22-27 vs Haryana Steelers

Lost 32-39 vs U Mumba

Beat Patna Pirates 33-32

Lost 28-45 to Bengaluru Bulls

Lost 24-41 to UP Yoddhas

Jaipur Pink Panthers Form

The Panthers were on a five-game winning streak before they lost to Puneri Paltan 24-32. Despite the loss the team sits 2nd on the points table, just one point off leader Dabang Delhi. Here are is the form guide for Jaipur Pink Panthers:

Lost to UP Yoddhas 32-34

Beat Patna Pirates 35-30

Beat Haryana Steelers 41-33

Beat Gujarat Giants 25-18

Beat Bengal Warriors 39-24

Beat Telugu Titans 51-27

Lost to 24-32 to Puneri Paltan

Tamil Thalaivas is in the 11th spot in the standings with a win, four losses and a tie so far. The Thalaivas lack experience in the offence as debutant Narender has been its strike raider with 48 raid points. Himanshu Singh and Himanshu have played their part with 19 and 13 raid points respectively and they will look to contribute more often. Sahil Gulia has been the pick of their defenders with 17 tackle points and he has been assisted well by his skipper Sagar, who has scored 14 tackle points. M. Abishek has also chipped in with nine tackle points and he will be hoping to add more points to his tally in the coming games.


On the other hand, Jaipur Pink Panthers has played some quality kabaddi and are in the second position on the points table with five wins and two losses. Arjun Deshwal has been the top raider for the Panthers with 72 raid points. Rahul Chaudhari and V Ajith Kumar have chipped in with 25 and 21 raid points respectively and they will look to improve their numbers in the coming game. As far as defence is concerned, Sunil Kumar and Ankush have worked well in tandem for the Panthers with 25 and 23 tackle points respectively. Sahul Kumar has also been an asset in defence with 14 tackle points to show for his efforts.

Raiders: Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Ajinkya Ashok Pawar, Sachin, Himanshu Narwal, Himanshu Singh, Narender.
Defenders: Sagar, Ankit, M Abhishek, Ashish, Md. Arif Rabbani, Himanshu, Mohit, Sahil Gulia, Arpit Saroha.
All-Rounders: Visvanath V, Thanushan Laxmamoha, K Abhimanyu.
Raiders: Arjun Deshwal, Ajith V Kumar, Rahul Chaudhari, Bhavani Rajput, Nitin Panwar, Navneet, Devank
Defenders: Sunil Kumar, Woosan KO, Sahul Kumar, Reza Mirbagheri, Abhishek KS, Ashish, Ankush, Deepak Singh, Lucky Sharma, Nitin Chandel, Marimuthu Kamaraj
All-Rounders: Rahul Gorakh Dhanawade

Where can you watch Tamil Thalaivas vs Jaipur Pink Panthers PKL 9?

Pro Kabaddi Season 9 will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar from 7:30 PM onwards on Friday, October 28.

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