Jaipur Pink Panthers defender Sandeep Dhull has said that the reason for their win against Bengaluru Bulls is a team effort as all the players were gave their best. Jaipur Pink Panthers won against the defending champions Bengaluru Bulls by seven points despite their skipper giving the match a miss.
This match witnessed a battle between the league’s top raider and top defender and it was the defender who emerged victorious. Even though Jaipur combined raiding score was four more than Bulls it was the defence which made the major difference. In Jaipur, both the departments contributed to the win and hence Jaipur remained in contention for the playoffs. They could get into the playoffs if they win their remaining one match and UP Yoddha lost their upcoming four matches.
“See, today’s match was very important to us. Because we had just two matches remaining, and we are still in contention for the playoffs. As our coach said, all players are here to do their best. Today, all the players were outstanding that’s why we won the match,” Sandeep Dhull said in the post-match press conference.
Both the teams witnessed brilliant raiding performance with Pawan Sehrawat scoring 14 raid points and Deepak Narwal scoring 16 raid points for their respective team. Bengaluru defence scored eight points combined as compared to Jaipur’s 12 points. Bengaluru had 21 unsuccessful tackle attempts as compared to Jaipur’s defence who made 23 unsuccessful tackle attempts. What hurt the Bulls defence was the muti points they gave and inconsistency in defence that cost them the match.
“We have had the same defence through the season, and we have been winning with them. We’ll continue to try and overcome our shortfalls,” Bengaluru Bulls' coach Randhir Singh explained.