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PKL 2019 | I am not under any pressure, insists Pawan Kumar Sehrawat

Sports Cafe 2019-08-12 18:24:05

After their loss against Haryana Steelers, Bengaluru Bulls raider Pawan Kumar Sehrawat has said that he is not under any kind of pressure as the lead raider. On the other hand, Haryana's Vikas Kale has mentioned that their coach Rakesh Kumar allowed them to freely against the defending champions.  

It was a close encounter between Haryana Steelers and Bengaluru Bulls last night in Ahmedabad and both the teams were at par with each other but Haryana got an edge at the end minute of the game. Bengaluru Bulls started in a good way as they took an early lead by inflicting an all-out. Bengaluru Bulls’ defence wasn’t up to the mark and that is why they weren’t able to score many points in the second half. In the whole match, they scored nine tackle points collectively. In the raiding department, skipper Rohit scored a Super 10 followed by Pawan Sherawat who scored five raid points and two tackle points. He was used less as Rohit was in better form and he was guiding the team.

“I don’t believe so. Having Rohit (Kumar) is a huge positive. And he’s been brilliant in the last two matches,” Pawan Sehrawat said during the post-match press conference. 

Where Haryana Steelers are concerned, they played like a unit as each of their departments contributed equally. Their raiding collectively scored 18 raid points and their defence scored 12 points which is more than Bengaluru Bulls'. Vikas Kandola scored 11 raid points whereas in defence, Vikas Kale scored six points and their combinations and strategies worked well last night.

“The coach was clear in his tactics and told us to play freely and not overthink. That gave us a lot of confidence and the results are evident,” Kale commented on the win.