This PKL season has been the best so far in terms of the skill displayed by the players. On Saturday, Jaipur Pink Panthers' Rahul Chaudhari, who recently completed 1000 raid points in the league, scored a Super 10 and reminded the fans of his old self, where he took points effortlessly.
In the match against Dabang Delhi, Jaipur Pink Panthers registered a thumping 57-32 win, to hand the reigning champions their seventh loss of the season. Even though Arjun Deshwal too scored a Super 10 for Jaipur, it was Rahul's point-scoring spree that came to the fore. After a very long time, he showed what he is capable of, and perhaps we might see something unusual for him in the coming matches.
But there was one moment in the match that still stands out, and which pushed Delhi out of the match completely. It was in the first half, that Rahul raided consistently. Up against a defence on five he raided from the left flank and went cross-court from there, just to outfox the defenders. Even though he was caught inches away from the baulk line, by Vishal, Ravi Kumar, Naveen, and Krishan, he somehow managed to escape from the hold, to get four points for his team.
That was insane!
With 41 Super 10s under his belt, Rahul Chaudhari's contribution to the #PantherSquad is invaluable! 💪— Jaipur Pink Panthers (@JaipurPanthers) November 12, 2022
On the other hand, Ankush has been a rock-solid defender with 4 tackle points in today's #Panga!#JPPvDEL #JaiHanuman #TopCats #JaipurPinkPanthers #Jaipur #vivoProKabaddi pic.twitter.com/aHeJ3Vqa80
Finally my man's back— V. Murali Shankaran (@SportsCuratorMS) November 12, 2022
He needs to play more and go for more raids
He is still only 29
So still has a few years of kabaddi left in him
Maninder is 34
Siddharth is 31
Ajay thakur excelled in pkl at 34 years of age
Come on Rahul#RahulChaudhari @Rahulkabbadi
Only #Rahulchaudhari ✊✊— Srini Vas (@Srinivasrtfan) November 12, 2022
That 4 points super raid of Rahul Chaudhari was turning point of d game. Since, then @JaipurPanthers never looked back.— Swagat (@Swagatsarangi07) November 12, 2022
Rahul Chaudhari 💥💥💥— Srini Vas (@Srinivasrtfan) November 12, 2022
He's on fire