While Telugu Yoddhas secured the top spot on the points table by thrashing Mumbai Khiladis by 12 points at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mahalunge, Pune, Maharashtra, in the inaugural edition of Ultimate Kho Kho, in-form Chennai Quick Guns completed an impressive hat-trick of victories with a sensational 2-point victory against Gujarat Giants.
Leading from the front, Prajwal played defense for three minutes and one second, while Bhargo put on an all-around performance with 10 points on offense and three minutes and 47 seconds on defense to defeat Mumbai Khiladis for the third time in a row with a score of 55-43.
Telugu Yoddhas win
Telugu Yoddhas also passed Gujarat Giants with this victory to take the top spot on the points table with 12 points.
After winning two straight games, Chennai Quick Guns entered the game with confidence. However, Gujarat Giants were able to hold onto a slim two-point advantage with a 27-25 score at the end of the first innings despite a valiant effort from the opposition.
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The other two top contributors for the winning team were Rohan Shingade and Adarsh Mohite, who scored 11 and 8 points, respectively.
Telugu Yoddhas overtook Gujarat Giants to take the top spot on the points table with 12 points thanks to this victory.
Bhargo led the Telugu Yoddhas offense with 10 points, four of which came via dismissals.
In the first round of Ultimate Kho Kho, Telugu Yoddhas easily defeated Mumbai Khiladis thanks to strong performances from their captain Prajwal KH and Sachin Bhargo. Leading from the front, Prajwal played three minutes and one second of defense, while Bhargo put on an all-around performance with 10 points in attack and three minutes and 47 seconds of defense to hand Mumbai Khiladis their third straight loss with a score of 55-43.
The other two top contributors for the winning team were Rohan Shingade and Adarsh Mohite, who scored 11 and 8 points, respectively. Durvesh Salunke, the team’s top defender for the season, once again showed his mettle for the Mumbai Khiladis with an incredible defense time of five minutes and 11 seconds, including two minutes of the first innings. Salunke contributed six points in attack as well, while Avik Singh led the Mumbai Khiladis with eight points.
Telugu Yoddhas overtook Gujarat Giants to take the top spot on the points table with 12 points after this victory. Gujarat Giants, on the other hand, have 10 points after four games and have an opportunity to reclaim first place when they play Chennai Quick Guns later tonight. In the first seven minutes of the game, Telugu Yoddhas, who entered the contest following a decisive victory against Rajasthan Warriors in their previous game, aggressively attacked and eliminated 10 opposing defenders to take a 26-0 advantage.
Telugu Yoddhas were led by Bhargo, who scored 10 points, including four dismissals. Arun Gunki ensured that Telugu Yoddhas finished the first innings at 28-20 with his two-minute unbeaten stay after Avdhut Patel switched positions and earned two bonus points for Telugu Yoddhas in the defense. With a defense of three minutes and 11 seconds, in-form Salunke did his best to aid.
However, Chennai Quick Guns took control of the game’s second half when they scored 22 points in the third turn, keeping them in the lead with a 47-31 score.
They also maintained their composure on the important last turn, preventing the powerful Gujarat Giants from scoring enough points to secure the thrilling triumph.
For Gujarat Giants, Aniket Pote scored 10 points.
Telugu Yoddhas had an aggressive start to the first innings of the day’s opening game, finishing it at 28-20.
In-form Durvesh Salunke did his best to aid Mumbai Khiladis in their comeback, scoring four bonus points with a defense that lasted three minutes, 11 seconds, while also holding Telugu Yoddhas to just 23 points.
The Season 1 competition has featured six franchises: Telugu Yoddhas, Odisha Juggernauts, Gujarat Giants, Mumbai Khiladis, and Chennai Quick Guns. Amit Burman and the Kho Kho Federation of India collaborate to promote Ultimate Kho Kho Telugu Yoddhas.