Odisha Juggernauts crowned champions of Ultimate Kho Kho thanks to Suraj’s heroics

Pune (Maharashtra) [India]: Suraj Lande’s sensational skydive aided Odisha Juggernauts clinch the title of the inaugural version of Ultimate Kho Kho after defeating Telugu Yoddhas by 46-45 in a thrilling last at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complicated, Mahalunge, Pune, Maharashtra on Sunday.
After Telugu Yoddhas, handled to include 21 points in the third turn to take a 41-27 lead, Sachin Bhargo supplied 2 critical points for his side as well as also kept Odisha Juggernauts away for 2.44 minutes. When he was disregarded, Telugu Yoddhas were in lead at 45-43 with simply 1.24 minutes left in the suit. Nonetheless, Lande, who examined the protection of Telugu Yoddhas with his stay of 3.03 mins in the third turn, had different plans for Odisha Juggernauts. With simply 14 secs continuing to be in the video game, he captured Avdhut Patil with an excellent skydive that not only added 3 winning factors for Odisha Juggernauts however also helped them win the title.
Lande scored 9 points in strike for the winning side while Rohan Shingade safeguarded 11 factors for Telugu Yoddhas.
Earlier, popular Bollywood singer Mohit Chauhan sang the nationwide anthem in vogue to start the blockbuster last. The Lions Staff, which won a bronze medal in the 2021 World Hip Jump Dance Champion, additionally displayed a stunning performance commemorating India’s first-ever franchise-based Kho-Kho league.
Odisha Juggernauts picked to protect as Vishal showcased dazzling skills to place difficulty the league’s best-attacking side, Telugu Yoddhas. Entering the very first set, he defended for 4 minutes as well as 23 seconds to rack up 8 bonus offer points for Odisha Juggernauts and then skipper Dipesh More and also Dilip Khandavi added 2 more factors with their unbeaten stay of 2.37 minutes.
With an exceptional defensive screen, Odisha Juggernauts held Telugu Yoddhas to 10-10 in the initial turn.
Telugu Yoddhas, the first string to reach 100 protective factors in Ultimate Kho Kho, responded well after changing placements as they not just restricted Odisha Juggernauts to 13 points yet likewise added 8 points with the help of Adarsh Mohite’s 4.12-minute defence. However, Odisha Juggernaut maintained themselves ahead with a slim 23-20 lead at the end of the nail-biting very first innings.
Ultimate Kho is advertised by Amit Burman in partnership with the Kho Federation of India.
Champion Odisha Juggernauts were awarded with a whooping INR 1 crore cash prize and additionally the coveted prize while the second-placed Telugu Yoddhas took home INR 50 lakhs.
Gujarat Giants bagged INR 30 lakh as prize money for their third-place coating.

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