Parveen and Jasvir Panipat Academy, the wildcard entrants into the league are slowly but steadily making their way up in the tournament, they started their league stage by pulling off one of their biggest heists by defeating the tournament favorites Bhaini School and then never looked back. Their confidence was high up coming into the match as they put up a dominant show against Khokhar Academy in Match 08 of K7 Kabaddi StageUp 2021, which was a one-sided encounter for the most part of the match as the final scoreline reads 52-32 in favor of Praveen and Jasvir Panipat Academy.
Khokhar Academy came to the match to prove a point and win their first match after losing two of their three encounters and one ending in tie, but their hopes were soon derailed as Praveen and Jasvir Panipat Academy took a 14-0 points lead in the first couple minutes of the match. Everything was going downhill for Khokhar Academy and they needed some inspiration to put up a fight and that was provided to them by Mohit Thakran through a four points raid and suddenly the dwindling shoulders of Khokhar Academy saw a surge of energy to reduce the deficit to 10-16 in next couple of minutes.
In the first half of the encounter, Khokhar Academy was really loose on their defense and below par with their offense and the duo of Narender Hoshiyar (13 points) and Himanshu Virender (12 points) from Praveen and Jasvir Panipat Academy ruined any chances of a comeback from Khokhar Academy and hence, the scoreline read 26-15 in favor of Praveen and Jasvir Panipat Academy in the first half. Mohit Thakran(13 points) and Mandeep(10 points) of the Khokhar Academy were trying very hard but were not getting ample support from their defense which let the team down.
The first five minutes of the game saw an all-out for Khokhar Academy, which did not help their case of coming into this match to win their first match. This match was the best example of why greats of the game say that " Never underestimate anyone", as nobody would have given Praveen and Jasvir Panipat Academy a chance as a wild card entry into the league stage and here they are undefeated after three matches and slowly getting ahead in the pack.
Rightfully, the best raider and player of the match was awarded to Narender Hoshiyar (13 points) and Sahil Sultan(6 points) turned out to be the best defender from the Praveen and Jasvir Panipat Academy.
As the saying goes "Winning is a habit and so is losing" and this holds true for both the teams in the current situation they are in. Khokhar Academy has to really dig deep to start winning very soon as their chances to qualify for the finals are getting out very fast in this fast-paced tournament. Whereas, Praveen and Jasvir Panipat Academy have to continue doing their processes and keep the winning momentum going.
It will be interesting to see how the head coach of Praveen and Jasvir Panipat Academy Mr. Jagbir inspires them and motivate them to keep the same energy going forward into the tournament which will only get tougher from here. Whereas, Mr. Sunil Kumar, head coach of Khokhar Academy has to really devise a new strategy as soon as possible to kick start their campaign and get to the winning ways soon.
Khokhar Academy will be locking horns with Bhaini School in their next encounter tomorrow (24/07/2021) at 06:00 P.M., and Praveen and Jasvir Panipat Academy's next fixture is with Chhaju Ram Academy tomorrow (24/07/2021) at 12:00 P.M.
This is just day two of the league stage and we can already see many upcoming superstars of the game, this is the quality that the stage of K7 has built up and it holds true to its tagline of Stage Up where these budding players are fighting it out to make a name.
Match Results Day 02