India’s Pune (Maharashtra), August 30 (AF): Chennai Quick Guns secured a spot in the semifinals of the first-ever Ultimate Kho Kho. Telugu Yodhas defeat Gujarat Giants with a victory as well after a great display.
With a 58-42 victory over Mumbai Khiladis, Chennai Quick Guns qualified for the playoffs thanks to the all-around performance of the in-form Ramji Kashyap and P Narsayya. Gajanan Shengal led the Mumbai Khiladis with 11 points.
With a 58-42 victory over Mumbai Khiladis, Chennai Quick Guns qualified for the playoffs thanks to the all-around performance of the in-form Ramji Kashyap and P Narsayya. At the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune on Monday, Telugu Yoddhas defeated Gujarat Giants 88-21 thanks in part to Avdhut Patil, who set a record for the longest defense time with 6:08 minutes.
The Telugu Yoddhas advanced into the knockout rounds after eliminating the Mumbai Khiladis’ aspirations of a Last-4 spot thanks to the victory over the Amit Patil-led Chennai Quick Guns, who became the third team to secure a playoff slot.
Chennai Quick Guns, led by Amit Patil, finished third in the standings.
Ramji Kashyap of the Chennai Quick Guns, the league’s top attacker and defender, defended for six minutes and 37 seconds and scored 11 points in the attack. Narsayya, who provided outstanding support with his five dismissals, four of which came on breath-taking dives, added 14 points for the winning team.
Avdhut Patil’s outstanding defense of six minutes and eight seconds helped Telugu Yoddhas win the second game of the day by a score of 88-21, which is the largest victory in the history of Ultimate Kho Kho. He and the team’s captain, Pratik Waikar, initially scored eight points together before he went on to score eight more extras by himself. Telugu Yoddhas won the first inning, 53-8, with a 45-point advantage.
At the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Mahalunge, Pune, Maharashtra, for the inaugural game of Ultimate Kho Kho, Avdhut Patil’s outstanding effort enabled his team to demolish Gujarat Giants 88-21.
The victory also enabled Telugu Yoddhas to advance to the knockout round by depriving Mumbai Khiladis of a spot in the Last 4. Gujarat Giants and Odisha Juggernauts have already qualified for the playoffs.
On August 30, Mumbai Khiladis will play Odisha Juggernauts, and Chennai Quick Guns will take on Rajasthan Warriors.
Odisha Juggernauts are in first place in the standings with 21 points after eight games, seven of which they won.
Eliminator and Qualifier One will take place on September 2 to kick off the playoffs, and Qualifier Two will follow on September 3. The championship game will be placed on September 4.
Amit Burman and the Kho Kho Federation of India are working together to develop the first franchise-based Kho-Kho league in India. (AF)
Gujarat Giants and Odisha Juggernauts have already qualified for the playoffs.
Leading scorer and defender in the league, Kashyap played defense for more than six minutes and contributed 11 points to the offense. Narsayya assisted him and contributed 14 points to the winning team with his five dismissals, four of which came as a result of dives.
Gajanan Shengal led the Mumbai Khiladis with 11 points.
Due to Patil’s outstanding defense, which lasted six minutes and eight seconds in the second game of the day, Telugu Yoddhas recorded their best victory of the season with a score of 88-21. He and the team’s captain, Pratik Waikar, initially scored eight points jointly before each individually tacked on eight extra bonuses. Telugu Yoddhas had a 53-8 victory at the end of the first inning, leading by 45 runs.
Telugu Yoddhas kept up their aggressive play after securing their place in the playoffs and finally won by a record margin of 67 points.