Bengal Warriors made a comeback in the second match of the Delhi leg as they beat the experienced side Tamil Thalaivas at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex on Thursday. Bengal side who were not winning games in the last few matches bounced back with an improved performance of the defense side.
Bengal were completely dominant throughout the contest as they took a considerable lead over Tamil side. The defense unit led by Rinku Narwal and Baldev Singh just made sure that they didn’t leak away the points in the initial stages of the game. Captain Maninder Singh was impressed with his boys as he said “We won the second match here finally and the defensive side of play was good as we had made a plan for today’s match. We knew that if our defenders played well then obviously our raiders will get massive support. We lost the last match especially in the final four or five minutes. But in this game, we stuck to our plan and won the match.”
Coach Ramesh BC also seemed to be quite satisfied with his team’s performance and also the fact that the side climbed to the second spot in the team rankings. Ramesh BC told the media “It’s very important to win the games consistently. Especially today’s match was critical after losing the last game. It was a tough match as well, so winning does boost our confidence. We’ll now aim to go to the top by beating U.P. Yoddha in our next match in Bengaluru. Both, our defenders and raiders, played well today, and the overall performance of the team was very good.”
However, he emphasized on improving the defense unit by working closely with all the players as the raiding department is already looks good. “Our defense needs to concentrate a lot more. Our raiders, Maninder, K. Prapanjan, Sukesh Hegde and Mohammad Nabibakhsh, are doing well. But the defense needs to concentrate much more in our upcoming games.”
Bengal Warriors will be facing UP Yoddha in their next game on September 1 in Chennai leg. It seems that Bengal Warriors are slowly changing their game plan and if they win matches like these consistently, it will be no surprise that they will be a tough side to defeat in this ongoing season of Pro Kabaddi League.