Day 2 of Men’s National Kabaddi Sees Victory for Southern States, Punjab and Bihar


Southern neighbours Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka won their respective matches while their northern rivals Punjab and Bihar too won their respective matches on the second day of action in the 69th Senior National Men’s Kabaddi Championship 2022.

On a day of some exhilarating kabaddi action, Tamil Nadu got the better of Gujarat, Kerala beat Jharkhand, and Karnataka defeated Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) while Punjab got the better of Uttarakhand, Bihar beat Odisha while Maharashtra subdued Gujarat. Telangana lost to Chhattisgarh in a close-fought match. Tamil Nadu defeated Gujarat in the first match of the day, scoring 50 points while Gujarat could only score 27 points. Tamil Nadu’s Ram Kumar was the top scorer of the tie with 10 points.

The second match between Kerala and Jharkhand was a high-scoring tie, which saw Kerala amass 57 points as Jharkhand came close with 38 points. Sagar Kumar of Jharkhand’s team was the top scorer of the match with 23 points. The third match saw Karnataka decimate BSNL as they scored a massive 43 points’to BSNL’s 5. Someshwara was the top scorer of the tie as he scored 8 points for Karnataka.

The match between Chhattisgarh and Telangana was a closely contested tie as Chhattisgarh scored 54 points whereas Telangana managed to score 48 points. Shubham Nimal was the star of the match as he scored a match-high 22 points.

The fifth match saw Uttarakhand take on Punjab in a very entertaining encounter. Punjab narrowly came away with the victory as they scored 43 points while Uttarakhand scored 31 points. Harmanjit of Punjab was the top scorer of the match with 10 points.

Bihar beat Odisha as they went head-to-head in the sixth match on day 2. Bihar scored 51 points as Odisha scored 25 points. Pro Kabaddi League player Neeraj, who played for Bihar, was the top scorer of the tie with 18 points.

The Services Sports Control Board defeated Puducherry with ease, as they amassed 54 points while Puducherry could only score 20 points. Naveen Kumar of the Services team was the top scorer of the tie with 14 points.

The match between Rajasthan and Manipur ended in Rajasthan’s favour as they scored 59 points while Manipur could only score 18 points. Dipender of Manipur was the top scorer of the tie with 10 points.

Maharashtra took on Gujarat in the second last match before the lunch break, in which Maharashtra emerged victorious as they scored 54 points whereas Gujarat only scored 22 points. Pro Kabaddi player Akash Shinde was the top scorer of the tie as he scored 16 points for Maharashtra. Himachal Pradesh eased past Jharkhand as they scored 64 points to Jharkhand’s 29. Both teams gave a fair account of themselves as Kunal Mehta of Himachal Pradesh and Rahul Kumar of Jharkhand both ended as the top scorers of the match with 10 points each.

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