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Pro Kabaddi: Rahul Chaudhari helps Thalaivas sink old team Titans; Gujarat thump champions Bengaluru

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The former Titans star scored 12 points on his return to Hyderabad to help the Chennai outfit begin new season with a win.
'Hosts Telugu Titans slumped to their second straight defeat in the new Pro Kabaddi season as former hero Rahul Chaudhari became their destroyer-in-chief starring in 39-26 win for new team Tamil Thalaivas. Having bought the star raider for Rs 94 lakh in the auction, the Thalaivas unleashed their new recruit on his former employers in Hyderabad on Sunday. Chaudhari who had a point to prove to the Titans who decided against retaining the raider ending their six-year association, started on a high with back-to-back bonus points in his opening two raids. Paired alongside captain Ajay Thakur in the attack, Chaudhari thrived in the new partnership, constantly chipping away points in his raids to leave the Titans fractured. Their woes were compounded by Siddharth Desai – the league’s most expensive player this season – having a disappointing outing again as he managed just six points in 13 raids. Tamil Thalaivas managed to maintain a slender lead in the game since the early exchanges but soon had some daylight between them and their opponents when they enforced their first all-out on the hosts in the 15th minute. Trailing 10-20 at the break, Titans made the worst possible start to the second half, losing Desai in the very first raid as he was.. Read more'