Vastavam web: Telugu Titans notched up their first victory of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 7 as they defeated Gujarat Fortunegiants 30-24 at the EKA Arena here on Sunday. Titans were led by a commanding Vishal Bhardwaj High 5 while Siddharth Desai picked up 7 raid points. However, it was the 16 tackle points performance by the Titans defence that ultimately guided them to their first victory.
The Desai brothers Siddharth and Suraj started off with successful raids to get Titans off to a good start. Amit Kumar then stepped up as the third raider to send Fortunegiants’ primary raider Sachin to the bench.
Fortunegiants scored their first tackle point of the night towards the end of the first quarter through Parvesh Bhainswal. But Titans tackled down Sachin and G.B. More in quick succession to hold on to their advantage.
Desai then put in three successful raids in a row as Fortunegiants answered by tackling Amit Kumar, before More scored the final point of the half with a touch on C. Arun, as the teams went into the break with Titans leading 17-13 lead. More was sent to the bench by Vishal early in the second period. However, it did not take Fortunegiants very long to open their account through a successful Rohit Gulia raid.