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PKL 10: Amirmohammad Zafardanesh and Rinku Shine For U Mumba as They Defeat Pardeep Narwal's UP Yoddhas

In a riveting encounter that marked the commencement of the 10th season of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL), U Mumba emerged victorious against UP Yoddhas with a final score of 34-31. The young brigade of U Mumba, led by the impressive debutant Amirmohammad Zafardanesh and the seasoned defender Rinku, proved to be too much for the experienced UP Yoddhas.

The match showcased a thrilling display of kabaddi prowess, with both teams battling fiercely for the first points of the season. U Mumba's strategy, a perfect blend of youthful exuberance and seasoned expertise, ultimately outplayed the UP Yoddhas, securing a well-deserved win.


Amirmohammad Zafardanesh, making his PKL debut, stole the spotlight with an outstanding performance, amassing a total of 11 points. The Iranian raider displayed agility, precision, and composure, making a strong case for himself as an upcoming superstar in the league. His ability to secure crucial raid points proved instrumental in U Mumba's triumph.

On the defensive front, Rinku emerged as a force to be reckoned with, contributing a remarkable 7 points. His quality tackles, well-timed interventions, and the ability to dominate crucial moments showcased why he is considered one of the league's lethal defenders.

The match unfolded as a seesaw battle, with both teams exchanging points in a bid to assert their dominance. However, U Mumba's defence, led by Rinku and complemented by the likes of Surinder Singh and Mahender Singh, proved resilient against the formidable raiding prowess of UP Yoddhas, especially Pardeep Narwal.

The turning point of the game came in the first half when U Mumba successfully inflicted the first all-out on UP Yoddhas, showcasing their ability to capitalize on their opponent's vulnerabilities. Surender Gill, a standout performer for UP Yoddhas, tried to rally his team with skillful raids, but the young and energetic U Mumba defence held firm.

As the clock ticked down, Amirmohammad Zafardanesh continued to impress with his raiding skills, securing crucial points and frustrating UP Yoddhas' defensive efforts. Rinku's defensive masterclass, including a crucial super tackle, added to the woes of the opposition.


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In the dying minutes of the game, U Mumba strategically managed the clock, killing valuable time during raids, and ensuring UP Yoddhas had limited opportunities for a comeback. The final raid by Pranay Rane of UP Yoddhas was thwarted by Nitesh Kumar, sealing the win for U Mumba.

As U Mumba celebrates their first win of the season, the combination of youth and experience in their squad looks promising. The team's ability to overcome the seasoned UP Yoddhas sets a positive tone for their campaign in PKL 10. The performance of Amirmohammad Zafardanesh and Rinku in this match not only secured the first points for U Mumba but also established them as key players to watch in the upcoming season.

U Mumba's victory in the season opener was a testament to the effectiveness of their strategy and the exceptional performances of Amirmohammad Zafardanesh and Rinku. As the PKL 10 season unfolds, the young brigade of U Mumba has made a strong statement, signaling their intent to be serious contenders for the championship.