Dabang Delhi qualified for the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) playoffs for the first time in its history when it cruised to a thumping 60-40 victory over Puneri Paltan at the Tau Devilal Sports Complex in Panchkula on Sunday.
Naveen Kumar, who picked up his 17th consecutive ‘Super-10’, starred once again as Delhi produced a near-flawless performance to throw Paltan out of the playoff race.
Delhi started on the front foot, with its raider-in-chief Naveen Kumar looking unstoppable. The 19-year-old raider picked points at will, pulling out acrobatic moves in the process, as the Delhi side inflicting an ‘All-Out’ on Pune in the 7th minute of the match.
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