Star of the Day: Maninder Singh

Name: Maninder Singh Team: Bengal Warriors Position: Raider The last Inter Zone Challenge Week of VIVO Pro Kabaddi Season 5 ended with two blockbuster encounters with Bengal Warriors edging Jaipur Pink Panthers (32-31) and U Mumba overcoming Tamil Thalaivas (33-30) in Chennai on Sunday. As far as individual performers were concerned, Bengal Warriors’ Maninder Singh stood out. Maninder ended Sunday’s heady encounter with a match-high 16 points. Out of his 24 raids, he was tackled only 3 times which says a lot about his dominance on the mat. After an All-Out late in the second half, the Warriors were trailing by 5 points and with only 5 minutes remaining on the clock, Maninder totally owned the stage and picked up rapid points to keep his side in the hunt. However, his brilliance took on a much higher form in the last action of the match when he went for a do-or-die raid. Even though he was tackled, he managed to pick up a bonus which ensured the Warriors’ narrow victory.