A raiding masterclass from Pawan Kumar Sehrawat in the second half of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi Final helped Bengaluru Bulls upstage Gujarat Fortunegiants at the Dome@NSCI SVP Stadium and capture their maiden VIVO Pro Kabaddi title. Bengaluru Bulls captain Rohit Kumar believes that Sehrawat’s first few raids in the second half had indicated what was to follow.
“The way Pawan started in the second half, I knew he was in his zone,” said Kumar in the post-match press conference, “I sensed that he was going to be unstoppable for the remainder of the match. There was no curbing this juggernaut.”
Bengaluru Bulls coach Randhir Singh felt that a chat with the raider at half-time was what did the trick. “I had a chat with Pawan at half-time and told him that the Cover defenders were holding an advanced stance against him. So, in the second half he made the adjustment,” said Singh. Singh also gave Sehrawat the license to give it his all in the second half.
“I told Pawan to keep attacking and not back down. I also told him that I have won everything there is to win in kabaddi except the VIVO Pro Kabaddi crown. Get me this title,” Singh quipped with a smile.
Inputs: Pro Kabaddi