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PKL 10: We took advantage of Dabang Delhi's weakness to comeback in match says Bengal's coach K Baskaran

Published at :February 3, 2024 at 5:40 PM
Modified at :February 3, 2024 at 5:40 PM
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Dabang Delhi lost their first game at home as Bengal displayed a perfect second half comeback.

In the 100th match of PKL 10 held on February 2, Dabang Delhi and Bengal Warriors faced off. In the first half, Delhi had a significant lead, but in the second half, the Warriors made a stunning comeback, winning the match 45-38.

In this match, defenders didn’t show any remarkable performance, but Ashu Malik, Nitin Kumar, and Maninder Singh scored a super-10 in raiding.

During the post-match press conference, Bengal Warriors‘ coach Bhaskaran Kasinathan explained how they capitalized on the weakness of the opposition defenders. On the other hand, Dabang Delhi’s coach Rambir Singh Khokhar attributed the loss to the failure of their defense.

Their defense was a bit shaky – K Baskaran

K Baskaran said, “We changed our strategy in the second half. Their defense was struggling because their right cover was out. When the second defender came in, I informed our players about their weaknesses. We also took advantage of the weakness in the right and left corners.”

Watch full press conference here:

Defenders couldn’t maintain control – Rambir Singh Khokhar

Rambir Singh Khokhar, coach of Dabang Delhi, expressed, “Our start was excellent, and we had gained a lead of 6 points. Scoring two all-outs twice meant we were in a winning position, but in the second half, defenders couldn’t maintain control. Bonuses were not going our way, and tackles were not successful. We performed well in raiding, but there were more mistakes in defense.”

Ashu Malik is fully fit

Regarding Ashu Malik’s injury, Khokhar stated, “Ashu Malik has played exceptionally well despite the injury. Despite the injury, he successfully all-out Bengal Warriors in the second half. Ashu is an excellent raider, fit, and will show his skills in the next match.”

Two players getting self-out was the turning point – Vishal Bhardwaj

Vishal Bharadwaj noted, “Our mistake was not being able to all-out them, which increased the pressure. The self-all-out of our two players was also the turning point of the match. We will try to learn from mistakes in the next match.”

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