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PKL 2019 | We knew Arjun Deshwal will come back well, says Sanjeev Kumar Baliyan

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PKL 2019 | We knew Arjun Deshwal will come back well, says Sanjeev Kumar Baliyan

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U Mumba coach Sanjeev Kumar Baliyan has said that the management knew that Arjun Deshwal will make a good comeback after the injury and Deshwal did just that. The U Mumba coach also stated that the team was chasing for most of the time in the game and said that he was happy with a tie against Delhi.

U Mumba tied their last league game against Dabang Delhi yesterday in Greater Noida and the two raiders from Uttar Pradesh, Abhishek Singh and Arjun Deshwal, were brilliant. Deshwal was making a comeback after an injury and he scored nine points in the game. Coach Sanjeev Baliyan was very happy with the performance and said that he had faith on Deshwal to return and perform. 

“We played him in this match because we knew he will come back well and that is what he did,” coach Baliyan said during the press conference.

It was a thrilling game last evening and Fazel Atrachali led U Mumba from the front against Delhi which was led by his compatriot Meraj Sheykh. Atrachali registered yet another high five in this season and ended up with six total points in the game. As Mumba were trailing for a long time in the game last evening, Sanjeev Kumar said that he was happy with the result.

“We were chasing for a good part of the match and eventually secured a tie, so I am pretty happy with this,” explained Sanjeev Kumar.

“Anything can happen when there are 20 minutes on the clock. It was a game of two halves. We made some errors in the first half and they made some in the second one. Initially our raiders were not getting support but after a point our raiders and defence, both, played well. Hence, we got the tie.”

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