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Coach Rakesh Kumar Reveals Why Haryana Steelers Rely On Immortal Attacks Against Dabang Delhi KC

Haryana Steelers Head Coach Rakesh Kumar reveals the reasoning behind his team’s defensive approach towards raiding in their course Pro Kabaddi 2022 match against Dabang Delhi KC on Saturday.

Dabang Delhi KC locked horns with Haryana Steelers in the first match of Triple Panga on Saturday and scored a 28-25 victory. Haryana only scored 15 raid points in the match. The team’s riders performed numerous drum raids throughout the competition.

During the post-match press conference, the team’s coach Kumar said that Dabang Delhi KC’s solid defense was the reason why Haryana played mainly in deadly attacks. Kumar says:

“Dabang Delhi KC is a good team, and they planned us properly. We tried to play deadly attack just because their defense was good.”

The score was leveled in the 39th minute of the match between Delhi and Haryana. However, a super raid from Vijay in the dying moments ensured that the Dabangs won the game by three points.

I wouldn’t say the defense was bad: Haryana Steelers coach Rakesh Kumar

Haryana Steelers scored nine serve points against Dabang Delhi KC (Image: Pro Kabaddi/Facebook)
Haryana Steelers scored nine serve points against Dabang Delhi KC (Image: Pro Kabaddi/Facebook)

Rakesh Kumar was asked about costly mistakes made by defenders in the final moments of the match. The coach defended the error and emphasized how the players performed well overall during the game. He feels the riders can score more points. Kumar says:

“The defense played really well in the first half and even in the second half they performed very well. I wouldn’t say the defense played badly. Yes, they made mistakes in two-thirds of the attack. in the end. Overall, the defenders were impressive. I think if our riders had scored more points, the result could have been different.”

Haryana Steelers can now rest for three days. Vikash Kandola-led skins will return to the screens on Wednesday for his battle with Puneri Paltan.


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Edited by Ritwik Kumar

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