Buoyant Bhaini School Stand in Khokhar Kabaddi Academy's Slippery Path
Match 6 of K7 Kabaddi Stage UP 2021 between Pool A teams Bhaini School and Khokhar Kabaddi Academy was a close match witnessing a raid battle between inform Bhaini’s Meetu and Khokhar Academy’s Mohit.
Bhaini coming into the match with 1 win whereas Khokhar Kabaddi Academy were yet to win a match, it was an important match for both the teams going into the later stages of the tournament to cement their place in the top 3.
Bhaini School started in the same style as they do by scoring points continuously but Khokhar Academy’s Captain Mohit looked in good touch by scoring 2 super raids in the first half to reduce the lead to 9-7 in the first 10 minutes of the game. Meetu again looked unstoppable but Mohit inflicted the first all-out of the game for Khokhar Academy in the 16th minute to level the score to 14-14. While going into the last minutes of the first half, both teams held their nerves and ended the first half with the score of 19-20.
Khokhar Academy went into the second half with a lead of 1 that too against a solid team. They again started brilliantly as their left corner Rahul held an unbelievable back hold to stop Bhaini’s lone raider Meetu and getting a lead of 6. But as we have seen what Meetu can really do and he did exactly the same by scoring a 5-point super raid to affect an all-out to Khokhar Academy which resulted in a comeback.
Mohit who looked in good touch struggled to score in the 2nd half as Bhaini’s defense didn’t allow him to score bonus points which he did in the first half, this tactical move from Bhaini resulted Khokhar not getting raid points. But Left corner and Left cover of Khokhar Academy made a counter attack and stopped Bhaini from scoring points too. But again, Mohit came into an action by scoring another super raid which left only 3 players of Bhaini School on the mat with 5 minutes to go.
With Match going to the last minutes, this is a time when a team’s real strength is tested and Bhaini School showed where they really stand, by scoring a super tackle in the 36th minute of the game, saving them from an all-out which could have changed the match in the last minutes.
Khokhar Academy leading in the first half couldn’t hold the momentum which made Bhaini School make a comeback and win the match with scores of 32-41. With their second win out of 3 matches, Bhaini School looks in a comfortable position whereas Khokhar Kabaddi Academy are still winless in their 3 games.