It was a landslide debut for Suraj Desai, the sibling of Siddharth Desai, having broken the all-time mark for most debut points – 18 – at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday. What better, the raider shattered his brother’s record of 15 points. However, the extraordinary performance wasn’t enough to salvage a victory for the Telugu Titans, as Dabang Delhi K.C. ran away with a close 34-33 victory in what was this season’s most entertaining fixture.
Telugu Titans started well, and debutant Suraj Desai was at it from the start itself. He scored 2 touch points in his first raid itself in VIVO Pro Kabaddi. However, the visitors came back from behind to nullify the start. This would be the theme of the evening with both the teams taking lead, only to give it away.
The Desai brothers were on the top of their game throughout the proceeding, brilliantly trying to nullify Naveen Kumar’s stunning show. The game reached a level where Telugu Titans trailed by just two in the final few seconds of the contest, when the star of the show Suraj Desai jumped in for a buzzer raid. However, veteran Ravinder Pahal demonstrated his experience by putting in an advanced tackle. As a result, this allowed only a solitary point for the raider, confirming a hard-earned victory for the side.
Nonetheless, it was an ecouraging sign for the Titans, who now have to build upon the lethal pair of the Desai brothers. Could this be the making of a legendary duo?
Here is how the reacted on Suraj Desai’s incredible show:
Suraj ki baahon mein, ab hai yeh Super 10! ?
On a scale of 1⃣0⃣ to 1⃣0⃣, how highly would you rate debutant Suraj Desai's performance in #HYDvDEL?
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) July 24, 2019-- Advertisement --
— Tejaswi.P (@TejaswiPallerla) July 24, 2019
What an raider u picked @Telugu_Titans
Suraj desai,he is going to one of the best raider in pkl
— Arun Jaddu (@arun_jaddu) July 25, 2019
When you have the love and support of your big brother – anything is possible!
Suraj, waited 5 seasons to make his debut in @prokabaddi and what a debut he's had. 18 pts in a single game! Phew! @StarSportsIndia #desaibrothers #surajdesai #siddharthdesai #pkl7 #bahubalibrothers pic.twitter.com/6R8oA3yu9v
— Ketaki (@Golty) July 24, 2019
There's just something about the Desai Brothers and debut records! ?
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) July 24, 2019
Desai brothers Suraj and Siddharth playing for same team,Rahul and Ajay playing for same team,Anup and Rakesh doing coaching duties. How good is this years Pro Kabaddi #LePanga
— vaibhav (@vaibhav28590657) July 24, 2019
— Sparsh Telang (@_cricketsparsh) July 24, 2019
suraj desai is having a dream debut…. only if others supported him well
— Vijayendra Kosigi (@kosigi_vijay11) July 24, 2019
Suraj Desai brother of Sid Desai looks a decent raider. Can be the best Bros in PKL.
— arfan. (@Im__Arfan) July 24, 2019
Suraj Desai what a performance ?
18 Raid point
Siddharth desai still Struggling
Abozar & Vishal this two guys Spoilers of today's match
C. Arun poor performance
Scrap in @Telugu_Titans team
Rajnish Dalal , Amit Kumar , Kamal Singh Few more….
Worst Management in #PKL
— びЇЈӓҰ↠☈ӧvӗrs (@RoversVijay) July 24, 2019