Welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of the Pro Kabaddi League. This is Shyam Vasudevan and I will be taking you through today’s PKL 8 match between Gujarat Giants and Bengaluru Bulls.
8:25pm: Gujarat Giants ended its run of six winless games as it beat Telugu Titans 40-22 in is last game. All-rounder Rakesh scored 16 points, while Parvesh Bhainswal announced his return to form with a High-5. Only two teams have scored fewer tackle points than the Giants this season and it will be imperative for the defence to come good. The Giants are currently 11th but could jump to the fifth spot with a win over Bengaluru Bulls today.
8:20pm: Meanwhile, Jaipur Pink Panthers has a slender lead of Patna Pirates with a little more than five minutes to go. Can the Panthers snap the Pirates’ six-game unbeaten run? Join my colleague’s Nihit’s blog here –
Pro Kabaddi PKL 8 LIVE: Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Patna Pirates; Arjun, Deepak give Panthers the lead at HT
8:10pm: Speaking of the Bengaluru Bulls’ stunning win over Dabang Delhi….Pawan Sehrawat single-handedly scored 27 points while all of Dabang Delhi managed only 22! Of course, Dabang Delhi was without its ace raider in Naveen Kumar but that’s no excuse for how bad they were as the Bulls ran riot. Here’s how that game went down –
Pro Kabaddi PKL 8 Highlights: Bengaluru Bulls thrashes Dabang Delhi 61-22 in Naveen Kumar’s absence; Pawan Sehrawat scores 27 points
8pm: Hello folks! Iniya pongal nalvazhthukkal and here’s wishing you happy Makar Sankranti and Magh Bihu. The second game of the evening will see Gujarat Giants take on a Bengaluru Bulls side that absolutely thrashed Dabang Delhi in its last game. Before we get to that, here are the results from the last three days –
Where to watch PKL 8?
You can watch all the games of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL 8) on the Star Sports Network. The matches will also be streamed live on the Disney+ Hotstar app.